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RFC 3211

"Password-based Encryption for CMS", December 2001

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3211.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoleted by:
RFC 3369, RFC 3370
Author:
P. Gutmann
Stream:
IETF
Source:
smime (sec)

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Abstract

This document provides a method of encrypting data using user-supplied passwords and, by extension, any form of variable-length keying material which is not necessarily an algorithm-specific fixed-format key. The Cryptographic Message Syntax data format does not currently contain any provisions for password-based data encryption. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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