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DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) Bindings for OpenPGP (RFC7929) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247110D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Aug-06
Document File: 40 page(s) / 45K

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P. Wouters: AUTHOR


OpenPGP [RFC4880] public keys are used to encrypt or sign email messages and files. To encrypt an email message, or verify a sender's OpenPGP signature, the email client Mail User Agent (MUA) or the email server Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) needs to locate the recipient's OpenPGP public key.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        P. Wouters Request for Comments: 7929                                       Red Hat Category: Experimental                                       August 2016 ISSN: 2070-1721

  DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) Bindings for OpenPGP


   OpenPGP is a message format for email (and file) encryption that    lacks a standardized lookup mechanism to securely obtain OpenPGP    public keys.  DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) is a    method for publishing public keys in DNS.  This document specifies a    DANE method for publishing and locating OpenPGP public keys in DNS    for a specific email address using a new OPENPGPKEY DNS resource    record.  Security is provided via Secure DNS, however the OPENPGPKEY    record is not a replacement for verification of authenticity via the    "web of trust" or manual verification.  The OPENPGPKEY record can be    used to encrypt an email that would otherwise have to be sent    unencrypted.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  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).  Not    all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of    Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Wouters                       Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 7929                  DANE for OpenPGP Keys              August 2016

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