Use of the HSS/LMS Hash-Based Signature Algorithm in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
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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, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tim Hollebeek <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Use of the HSS/LMS Hash-based Signature Algorithm in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-lamps-cms-hash-sig-10.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Use of the HSS/LMS Hash-based Signature Algorithm in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)' (draft-ietf-lamps-cms-hash-sig-10.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Limited Additional Mechanisms for PKIX and SMIME Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Benjamin Kaduk and Roman Danyliw. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-lamps-cms-hash-sig/
Technical Summary This document specifies the conventions for using the the HSS/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 draft-mcgrew-hash-sigs-15, which is about to be published as RFC 8554. Working Group Summary There is consensus for this document in the LAMPS WG. Document Quality This extension allows the HSS/LMS hash-based signature algorithm described in draft-mcgrew-hash-sigs-15 to be used with the CMS. In addition, the algorithm identifiers allow the hash-based signatures to be used in digital certificates. At least one PKI intends to issue certificates using this algorithm. Personnel Tim Hollebeek is the document shepherd. Roman Danyliw is the responsible area director.