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Protocol Action: Wrapping an HMAC key with a Triple-DES Key or an AES Key to Proposed Standard





The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'Wrapping an HMAC key with a 
Triple-DES Key or an AES Key' <draft-ietf-smime-hmac-key-wrap-02.txt> 
as a Proposed Standard.  This document is the product of the S/MIME 
Mail Security Working Group.  The IESG contact persons are Steve
Bellovin and Jeffrey Schiller.
 
 
Technical Summary
 
This document defines a mechanism for "wrapping" (aka encrypting) an
HMAC key with either Triple-DES or the Advanced Encryption Standard
(AES). Standards already exist for wrapping Triple-DES keys in
Triple-DES and AES keys in AES. However no standard exists for wrapping
HMAC keys, which is what this document addresses.

Working Group Summary

The working group had consensus on this document.

Protocol Quality

Jeffrey I. Schiller reviewed this document for the IESG.