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Message Encryption for Web Push

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From: The IESG <>
To: IETF-Announce <>
Cc: The IESG <>,, Phil Sorber <>,,,,,
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Message Encryption for Web Push' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-09.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Message Encryption for Web Push'
  (draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-09.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Web-Based Push Notifications Working

The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Ben Campbell.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary

   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.

Working Group Summary

  The document had consensus in the working group, but there was not a lot of activity. Based on mailing list discussions, there did appear to be thoughtful discussion on it. 

Document Quality

  Matt Miller was asked to perform an in-depth review with regard to the cryptographic content of the draft, and he only had editorial comments. The mechanism has been supported in Chrome since version 50, and in Firefox since version 44.


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

RFC Editor Note