Email Exchange of Secondary School Transcripts
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Network Working Group                                           J. Davin
Internet-Draft                                             July 20, 2014
Intended status: Informational
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             Email Exchange of Secondary School Transcripts
                          draft-davin-eesst-01

Abstract

   A common format simplifies exchange of secondary school academic
   transcripts via electronic mail.  Extant standards are applied to
   prevent unauthorized alteration of transcript content and to deliver
   transcripts directly and securely from each student to his or her
   chosen recipients.  By eliminating third-party intervention and
   surveillance, the defined protocol better protects student privacy
   and independence than does current practice.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Design Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  Protocol Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.1.  Student and Originator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.1.1.  Transcript Requests  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     3.2.  Student and Recipient  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   4.  Transcript Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     4.1.  School Transcript Preface  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.2.  Computational School Transcript  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.3.  Display School Transcript  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
   5.  Signed School Transcript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   6.  Transcript Transmission  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
     6.1.  Encrypted Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
     6.2.  Encrypted and Signed Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
     6.3.  Traditional Inline Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
   7.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
     7.1.  Originator Private Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
     7.2.  Originator Public Key  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
     7.3.  Originator Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
     7.4.  Recipient Public Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     7.5.  Secure Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     7.6.  Automatic Replies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
   8.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
   Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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1.  Introduction

   Traditional, paper-based communication of individual student records
   protects the rights and interests of all stakeholders -- the
   secondary school officials who curate student records, the students
   who are both the subjects and distributors of their own individual
   records, and the college admission officers, prospective employers,
   and others who, with the permission of individual students, receive
   and review such records.  In the traditional process, when a
   graduating student applies for employment or admission to an
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