S/MIME Version 3 Certificate Handling, June 1999
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 3850
- B. Ramsdell, Ed.
- smime (sec)
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S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions), provides a method to send and receive secure MIME messages. Before using a public key to provide security services, the S/MIME agent MUST certify that the public key is valid. S/MIME agents MUST use PKIX certificates to validate public keys as described in the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKIX) Certificate and CRL Profile. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.