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Use of the Hash-based Merkle Tree Signature (MTS) Algorithm in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Russ Housley
Last updated 2018-07-01
Replaced by draft-ietf-lamps-cms-hash-sig
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This document specifies the conventions for using the Merkle Tree Signatures (MTS) digital signature algorithm with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS). The MTS algorithm is one form of hash-based digital signature.


Russ Housley

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