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RFC 5990

"Use of the RSA-KEM Key Transport Algorithm in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)", September 2010

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
J. Randall
B. Kaliski
J. Brainard
S. Turner
Stream:
IETF
Source:
smime (sec)

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Abstract

The RSA-KEM Key Transport Algorithm is a one-pass (store-and-forward) mechanism for transporting keying data to a recipient using the recipient's RSA public key. ("KEM" stands for "key encapsulation mechanism".) This document specifies the conventions for using the RSA-KEM Key Transport Algorithm with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS). The ASN.1 syntax is aligned with an expected forthcoming change to American National Standard (ANS) X9.44.


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