Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

The document shepherd is Phil Sorber. The responsible Area Director is Adam Roach.

In this document a message encryption scheme is described for the Web Push protocol. This scheme provides confidentiality and integrity for messages sent from an Application Server to a User Agent.

2. Review and Consensus

The document had consensus in the working group, but there was not a lot of activity. I became chair of the working group after most discussion had concluded, but reading back through the mailing list there did appear to be thoughtful discussion on it. There is an implementation in the works for at least one browser. I reviewed it and only had minor edits. I asked Matt Miller to also do an in-depth review with regard to the cryptographic content of the draft, and he only had editorial comments. I do believe this document is ready for publication.

3. Intellectual Property

The author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR disclosures on the document.

4. Other Points

There are four normative downrefs. Three are to non-RFC references and one to RFC 5869 which is on the DOWNREF registry. All are cryptography related.

    Non-RFC normative reference: ref. 'ECDH'
    Non-RFC normative reference: ref. 'FIPS180-4'
    Non-RFC normative reference: ref. 'FIPS186'
    Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 5869

There are no IANA considerations and the author has left a note to the RFC editor to remove that section for publication.