The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, tls mailing list <email@example.com>, tls chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2 ' <draft-ietf-tls-rfc4346-bis-11.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Transport Layer 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-tls-rfc4346-bis-11.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies version 1.2 of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The most important improvements over earlier versions are algorithm agility for digital signatures and PRFs, and support for authenticated encryption modes. The document also merges in AES cipher suites from RFC 3268 and the TLS extension mechanism from RFC 4366. Several requirements have been also tightened, and text has been clarified based on feedback from implementations of earlier versions of TLS. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Working Group. Document Quality There is at least one prototype implementation of an earlier version of TLS 1.2 Internet-Draft. Several other vendors have participated in the work, and have indicated that they plan to implement the specification. Personnel The Document Shepherd for this document is Pasi Eronen, and the Responsible Area Director is Tim Polk.