Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
RFC 3852

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)' 
         to Draft Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) '
  RFC 3852 as a Draft Standard

This document is the product of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Pasi Eronen.

A URL of this RFC is:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3852.txt

Technical Summary

   RFC3852 describes the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS).  This
   syntax is used to digitally sign, digest, authenticate, or encrypt
   arbitrary message content.

Working Group Summary

   RFC 3852 is widely referenced, and is a key building block for
   specifications developed by the S/MIME, ltans, and keyprov
   working groups.

Document Quality

   Two or more interoperable implementations have been identified for
   all features.  The implementation report is available at:

http://www.ietf.org/IESG/Implementations/CMS-Interoperability-Report.txt

   Note that the implementation report was prepared according to the
   guidelines in draft-dusseault-impl-reports-00

Personnel

   Tim Polk is the responsible Area Director

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