New ASN.1 Modules for the Public Key Infrastructure Using X.509 (PKIX) (RFC5912)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Jun-09
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Hoffman: AUTHOR [+1]
Some developers would like the IETF to use the latest version of ASN.1 in its standards. Most of the RFCs that relate to security protocols still use ASN.1 from the 1988 standard, which has been deprecated. This is particularly true for the standards that relate to PKIX, Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS), and S/MIME.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Hoffman Request for Comments: 5912 VPN Consortium Category: Informational J. Schaad ISSN: 2070-1721 Soaring Hawk Consulting June 2010
New ASN.1 Modules for the Public Key Infrastructure Using X.509 (PKIX)
The Public Key Infrastructure using X.509 (PKIX) certificate format, and many associated formats, are expressed using ASN.1. The current ASN.1 modules conform to the 1988 version of ASN.1. This document updates those ASN.1 modules to conform to the 2002 version of ASN.1. There are no bits-on-the-wire changes to any of the formats; this is simply a change to the syntax.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 5912 New ASN.1 for PKIX June 2010
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