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RFC 3850

"Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) Version 3.1 Certificate Handling", July 2004

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2632
Obsoleted by:
RFC 5750
Author:
B. Ramsdell, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
smime (sec)

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Abstract

This document specifies conventions for X.509 certificate usage by Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) agents. S/MIME provides a method to send and receive secure MIME messages, and certificates are an integral part of S/MIME agent processing. S/MIME agents validate certificates as described in RFC 3280, the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile. S/MIME agents must meet the certificate processing requirements in this document as well as those in RFC 3280. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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