CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, smime mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, smime chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES) ' <draft-ietf-smime-cades-08.txt> as an Informational RFC 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 Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-smime-cades-08.txt
Technical Summary This document defines the format of an electronic signature that can remain valid over long periods. This includes evidence as to its validity even if the signer or verifying party later attempts to deny (i.e., repudiates the validity of the signature). The format can be considered as an extension to RFC 3852  and RFC 2634 , where, when appropriate additional signed and unsigned attributes have been defined. The contents of this Informational RFC amounts to a transposition of the ETSI TS 101 733 V.1.7.3 (CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures - CAdES) [TS101733] and is technically equivalent to it. Working Group Summary While this work was initatiated in ETSI, this document was also discussed by the S/MIME working group. Issues were identified and resolved to maintain compatibility with implementations of RFC 3126, which it obsoletes. Protocol Quality Tim Polk reviewed this document for the IESG.