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Textual Encodings of PKIX, PKCS, and CMS Structures (RFC7468)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-18
Document File: 40 page(s) / 42K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Josefsson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Several security-related standards used on the Internet define ASN.1 data formats that are normally encoded using the Basic Encoding Rules (BER) or Distinguished Encoding Rules (DER) [X.690], which are binary, octet-oriented encodings. This document is about the textual encodings of the following formats:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      S. Josefsson Request for Comments: 7468                                        SJD AB Category: Standards Track                                     S. Leonard ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Penango, Inc.                                                               April 2015

           Textual Encodings of PKIX, PKCS, and CMS Structures

Abstract

   This document describes and discusses the textual encodings of the    Public-Key Infrastructure X.509 (PKIX), Public-Key Cryptography    Standards (PKCS), and Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS).  The    textual encodings are well-known, are implemented by several    applications and libraries, and are widely deployed.  This document    articulates the de facto rules by which existing implementations    operate and defines them so that future implementations can    interoperate.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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/rfc7468.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 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.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

Josefsson & Leonard          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7468                 PKIX Textual Encodings               April 2015

 Table of Contents

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

   2.  General Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  ABNF  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   4.  Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . ....