Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, Carl Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol' to Informational RFC (draft-gutmann-scep-15.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol' (draft-gutmann-scep-15.txt) as Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-gutmann-scep/
Technical Summary This document specifies the Simple Certificate Enrolment Protocol (SCEP), a PKI protocol that leverages existing technology by using CMS (formerly known as PKCS #7) and PKCS #10 over HTTP. SCEP is the evolution of the enrollment protocol sponsored by Cisco Systems, which enjoys wide support in client and server implementations, as well as being relied upon by numerous other industry standards that work with certificates. Working Group Summary The document was not considered by any WG. The primary source of controversy related to classification as Standards track, which despite very wide spread use was perceived by some as detracting from the several other standards track enrollment protocol specifications. Document Quality There are many existing implementations of the protocol with a significant number and variety of vendors providing server or client implementations. Personnel Carl Wallace is the Document Shepherd. Alexey Melnikov is the Responsible Area Director.
RFC Editor Note Please add the following text to the end of Section 1: Note that SCEP doesn't follow best current practices on usage of HTTP. In particular it recommends ignoring some Media Types and hardcodes specific URI paths. Guidance on the appropriate application of HTTP in these circumstances may be found in .