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Asymmetric Key Packages (RFC5958) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199036D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-24
Document File: 28 page(s) / 27K

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S. Turner: AUTHOR


This document defines the syntax for private-key information and a Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) [RFC5652] content type for it. Private-key information includes a private key for a specified public-key algorithm and a set of attributes. The CMS can be used to digitally sign, digest, authenticate, or encrypt the asymmetric key format content type. This document obsoletes PKCS #8 v1.2 [RFC5208].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         S. Turner Request for Comments: 5958                                          IECA Obsoletes: 5208                                              August 2010 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                         Asymmetric Key Packages


   This document defines the syntax for private-key information and a    content type for it.  Private-key information includes a private key    for a specified public-key algorithm and a set of attributes.  The    Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS), as defined in RFC 5652, can be    used to digitally sign, digest, authenticate, or encrypt the    asymmetric key format content type.  This document obsoletes RFC    5208.

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   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.

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Turner                       Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5958                 Asymmetric Key Packages             August 2010

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