This document specifies the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS),
which is used to digitally sign, digest, authenticate, or encrypt
arbitrary message content.
Working Group Summary
RFC 5652 was a product of the smime working group.
CMS is widely referenced, and is a key building block for
specifications developed by the S/MIME, ltans, and keyprov
The community has accumulated significant operational experience
with the Cryptographic Message Syntax in a variety of security
protocols. The technical maturity and high level of confidence is
clearly demonstrated by the continued use of CMS as a building
block for these standards efforts.
Two or more interoperable implementations were identified for
all features when this specification was promoted to Draft Standard.
The implementation report for RFC 3852 is available at:
Tim Polk is the Responsible Area Director.
RFC Editor Note
In section 5.3, third paragraph in the list beginning with
"The fields of type SignerInfo have the following meanings:",
please make the following substitution:
s/associated SignerData./associated SignedData./