An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy (openpgp) Concluded WG

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WG
Name An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy
Acronym openpgp
Area Security Area (sec)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-openpgp-01 Approved
Personnel
Chair Derek Atkins
Mailing list
Addressopenpgp@ietf.org
To subscribeopenpgp-request@ietf.org
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Charter for Working Group


PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, first appeared on the Internet in 1991.
It
has enjoyed significant popularity amongst the Internet Community.

PGP is used both for protecting E-mail and File Storage. It presents a
way to digitally sign and encrypt information "objects." As such it is
well suited for any store and forward application.

The goal of the OpenPGP working group is to provide IETF standards for
the algorithms and formats of PGP processed objects as well as
providing
the MIME framework for exchanging them via e-mail or other transport
protocols.

Because there is a significant installed base of PGP users, the
working
group will consider compatibilty issues to avoid disenfranchising the
existing community of PGP users.

Security Issues:

The whole purpose of Open-PGP is to provide security services.

Milestones

Date Milestone
Aug 2001 Request DRAFT status for RFC2440
Jul 2001 Begin RFC2440, PGP/MIME Interoperability testing
May 2001 Submit Multiple Sig draft to IESG for consideration as PROPOSED standard
Done Submit PGP/MIME draft to IESG for consideration as PROPOSED standard
Done WG Last Call for PGP/MIME draft
Done Submit PGP Key Format & Message Specification Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done Issue WG Last Call for PGP Key Format & Message Specification Internet-Draft documents
Done Submit Internet Draft for MIME encapsulation of PGP Messages Specification
Done Submit Internet-Draft for PGP Key Format & Message Specification