S/MIME Example Keys and Certificates
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lamps                                                       D.K. Gillmor
Internet-Draft                                                      ACLU
Intended status: Informational                          21 November 2019
Expires: 24 May 2020

                  S/MIME Example Keys and Certificates
                       draft-dkg-lamps-samples-01

Abstract

   The S/MIME development community benefits from sharing samples of
   signed or encrypted data.  This document facilitates such
   collaboration by defining a small set of X.509v3 certificates and
   keys for use when generating such samples.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Certificate Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Certificate Expiration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Certificate Revocation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Using the CA in Test Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.5.  Certificate Chains  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.6.  Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Example Certificate Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Certificate Authority Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Certificate Authority Secret Key  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Alice's Sample  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Alice's End-Entity Certificate  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Alice's Private Key Material  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.3.  PKCS12 Object for Alice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Bob's Sample  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.1.  Bob's End-Entity Certificate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.2.  Bob's Private Key Material  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.3.  PKCS12 Object for Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  Document Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.1.  Document History  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       8.1.1.  Substantive Changes from -00 to -01 . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

1.  Introduction

   The S/MIME ([RFC8551]) development community, in particular the
   e-mail development community, benefits from sharing samples of signed
   and/or encrypted data.  Often the exact key material used does not
   matter because the properties being tested pertain to implementation
   correctness, completeness or interoperability of the overall system.
   However, without access to the relevant secret key material, a sample
   is useless.

   This document defines a small set of X.509v3 certificates ([RFC5280])
   and secret keys for use when generating or operating on such samples.
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