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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-3850bis-11.txt
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) Version 3.2 Certificate Handling
Author(s) : S. Turner, B. Ramsdell
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-3850bis-11.txt
Pages : 22
Date : 2009-5-14
This document specifies conventions for X.509 certificate usage by
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) v3.2 agents.
S/MIME provides a method to send and receive secure MIME messages,
and certificates are an integral part of S/MIME agent processing.
S/MIME agents validate certificates as described in RFC 5280, the
Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile.
S/MIME agents must meet the certificate processing requirements in
this document as well as those in RFC 5280. This document obsoletes
A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
This version includes revisions to adopt DSA key sizes comparable to RSA
and updates the security considerations accordingly. Tim Polk says an
approved FIPS 186-3 is going to be published any day now and this will
save us some time (we were pinned on it being published anyway).