The PKCS #11 URI Scheme
RFC 7512

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <>
To: IETF-Announce <>
Cc: RFC Editor <>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'The PKCS#11 URI Scheme' to Proposed Standard (draft-pechanec-pkcs11uri-21.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'The PKCS#11 URI Scheme'
  (draft-pechanec-pkcs11uri-21.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group.

The IESG contact person is Stephen Farrell.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

  This draft defines a URI scheme for PKCS#11 objects, tokens, and libraries.

Working Group Summary

  A PKCS#11 related draft, such as this, does not have a related WG now that the
  PXIX WG has concluded.

Document Quality

  There are several implementations of the specification.

  The draft has been well vetted on the SAAG and URI-review lists.

  The final request for review on 10/14/14 found no comments, good or bad.

  There were extensive IETF LC comments related to PKCS#11
  slots and I18N both resulting in good changes to the draft.


  Shepherd: Shawn Emery <>
  Area Director (Security): Stephen Farrell <>