RFC 8708 on Use of the HSS/LMS Hash-Based Signature Algorithm in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8708

        Title:      Use of the HSS/LMS Hash-Based Signature Algorithm 
                    in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) 
        Author:     R. Housley
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2020
        Mailbox:    housley@vigilsec.com
        Pages:      14
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-lamps-cms-hash-sig-10.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8708

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8708

This document specifies the conventions for using the Hierarchical
Signature System (HSS) / Leighton-Micali Signature (LMS) hash-based
signature algorithm with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS).  In
addition, the algorithm identifier and public key syntax are
provided.  The HSS/LMS algorithm is one form of hash-based digital
signature; it is described in RFC 8554.

This document is a product of the Limited Additional Mechanisms for PKIX and SMIME Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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