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Authentication-Results Registration for S/MIME Signature Verification (RFC7281)

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Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-25
Document File: 22 page(s) / 24K

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A. Melnikov: AUTHOR

Abstract

[RFC7001] specifies the Authentication-Results header field for conveying results of message authentication checks. As S/MIME signature verification (and alteration) is sometimes implemented in border message transfer agents, guards, and gateways (for example, see [RFC3183]), there is a need to convey signature verification status to Mail User Agents (MUAs) and downstream filters. This document defines a new authentication method to be used in the Authentication-Results header field for S/MIME-related signature checks.

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Independent Submission                                       A. Melnikov Request for Comments: 7281                                     Isode Ltd Category: Informational                                        June 2014 ISSN: 2070-1721

  Authentication-Results Registration for S/MIME Signature Verification

Abstract

   RFC 7001 specifies the Authentication-Results header field for    conveying results of message authentication checks.  This document    defines a new authentication method to be used in the Authentication-    Results header field for S/MIME-related signature checks.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7281.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2014 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

Melnikov                      Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7281     Authentication-Results Registration for S/MIME    June 2014

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................2

   3. "smime" Authentication Method ...................................2

      3.1. S/MIME Results .............................................3

      3.2. Email Authentication Parameters for S/MIME .................4

           3.2.1. body.smime-part .....................................4

           3.2.2. body.smime-identifier ...............................4

           3.2.3. body.smime-serial and body.smime-issuer .............5

      3.3. Examples ...................................................5

   4. IANA Considerations .............................................7

   5. Security Considerations .........................................9

   6. Refere...