PKCS #12: Personal Information Exchange Syntax v1.1
RFC 7292

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  K. Moriarty, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7292                                           EMC
Category: Informational                                       M. Nystrom
ISSN: 2070-1721                                    Microsoft Corporation
                                                            S. Parkinson
                                                                A. Rusch
                                                                M. Scott
                                                                     RSA
                                                               July 2014

          PKCS #12: Personal Information Exchange Syntax v1.1

Abstract

   PKCS #12 v1.1 describes a transfer syntax for personal identity
   information, including private keys, certificates, miscellaneous
   secrets, and extensions.  Machines, applications, browsers, Internet
   kiosks, and so on, that support this standard will allow a user to
   import, export, and exercise a single set of personal identity
   information.  This standard supports direct transfer of personal
   information under several privacy and integrity modes.

   This document represents a republication of PKCS #12 v1.1 from RSA
   Laboratories' Public Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) series.  By
   publishing this RFC, change control is transferred to the IETF.

IESG Note

   The IESG thanks RSA Laboratories for transferring change control to
   the IETF.  Enhancements to this specification that preserve backward
   compatibility are expected in an upcoming IETF Standards Track
   document.

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Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.1.  Changes from PKCS #12 Version 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Definitions and Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  Exchange Modes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Mode Choice Policies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.3.  Trusted Public Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.4.  The AuthenticatedSafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  PFX PDU Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  The AuthenticatedSafe Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.2.  The SafeBag Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.2.1.  The KeyBag Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.2.2.  The PKCS8ShroudedKeyBag Type  . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.2.3.  The CertBag Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.2.4.  The CRLBag Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.2.5.  The SecretBag Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       4.2.6.  The SafeContents Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Using PFX PDUs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.1.  Creating PFX PDUs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.2.  Importing Keys, etc., from a PFX PDU  . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   7.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Appendix A.  Message Authentication Codes (MACs)  . . . . . . . .  19
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