[TLS] Protocol Action: 'TLS Certificate Compression' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-tls-certificate-compression-09.txt)

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Subject: [TLS] Protocol Action: 'TLS Certificate Compression' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-tls-certificate-compression-09.txt)
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The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'TLS Certificate Compression'
  (draft-ietf-tls-certificate-compression-09.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Transport Layer Security Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Benjamin Kaduk and Roman Danyliw.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

This draft defines a TLS extension to compress certificate chains to reduce the amount of data transmitted and avoid some round trips.  The compression algorithms defined, zlib, brotli, and zstd, are all documented in RFCs.

Working Group Summary

The WG process was unremarkable; the document has been around and stable
for a couple years, and the idea around before that.

Document Quality

Google, Cloudflare, Apple, and FaceBook have implemented this extension.  Firefox has also indicated they intend to prototype it.  It should also be noted that others. eg., the EMU WG, are interested in this feature.


Sean Turner is the document shepherd.
Ben Kaduk is the responsible Area Director.