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XML Signature Requirements (RFC2807)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 9 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Reagle: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2807: DOI

Abstract

This document lists the design principles, scope, and requirements for the XML Digital Signature specification. It includes requirements as they relate to the signature syntax, data model, format, cryptographic processing, and external requirements and coordination. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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Network Working Group J. Reagle Request for Comments: 2807 W3C/MIT Category: Informational July 2000

XML Signature Requirements

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (c) 2000 The Internet Society & W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document lists the design principles, scope, and requirements for the XML Digital Signature specification. It includes requirements as they relate to the signature syntax, data model, format, cryptographic processing, and external requirements and coordination.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .............................................. 1 2. Design Principles and Scope ............................... 2 3. Requirements .............................................. 4 3.1. Signature Data Model and Syntax .................... 4 3.2. Format ............................................. 5 3.3. Cryptography and Processing ........................ 5 3.4 Coordination ........................................ 5 4. Security Considerations ................................... 6 5. References ................................................ 6 6. Acknowledgements .......................................... 8 7. Author’s Address .......................................... 8 8. Full Copyright Statement .................................. 9

1. Introduction

The XML 1.0 Recommendation [XML] describes the syntax of a class of data objects called XML documents. The mission of this working group is to develop a XML syntax used for representing signatures on digital content and procedures for computing and verifying such signatures. Signatures will provide data integrity, authentication, and/or non-repudiability.

Reagle Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2807 XML Signature Requirements July 2000

This document lists the design principles, scope, and requirements over three things: (1) the scope of work available to the WG, (2) the XML signature specification, and (3) applications that implement the specification. It includes requirements as they relate to the signature syntax, data model, format, cryptographic processing, and external requirements and coordination. Those things that are required are designated as "must", those things that are optional are designated by "may", those things that are optional but recommended are designated as "should".

2. Design Principles and Scope

1. The specification must describe how to sign digital content, and XML content in particular. The XML syntax used to represent a signature (over any content) is described as an XML Signature. [Charter] 2. XML Signatures are generated from a hash over the canonical form of a signature manifest. (In this document we use the term manifest to mean a collection of references to the objects being signed. The specifications may use the terms manifest, package or other terms differently from th...

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