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RFC 6476

"Using Message Authentication Code (MAC) Encryption in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)", January 2012

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6476.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
P. Gutmann
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

This document specifies the conventions for using Message Authentication Code (MAC) encryption with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) authenticated-enveloped-data content type. This mirrors the use of a MAC combined with an encryption algorithm that's already employed in IPsec, Secure Socket Layer / Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) and Secure SHell (SSH), which is widely supported in existing crypto libraries and hardware and has been extensively analysed by the crypto community. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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