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RE: What's in a EncryptedKeys' CipherData?

From: Jim Schaad <jimsch5@home.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:33:10 -0800
To: "'Blair Dillaway'" <blaird@microsoft.com>, "'Joseph M. Reagle Jr.'" <reagle@w3.org>, "'XML Encryption WG '" <xml-encryption@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001401c0b8e3$4b12bca0$1500a8c0@soaringhawk.net>
If we want to be more correct -- its some type of raw data, padded and or
modified according to the encryption method (think OAEP).  We don't need to
say anything about what is in there. That is done (indirectly) by the
EncryptionMethod.

jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xml-encryption-request@w3.org
> [mailto:xml-encryption-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Blair Dillaway
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 5:01 PM
> To: Joseph M. Reagle Jr.; XML Encryption WG
> Subject: RE: What's in a EncryptedKeys' CipherData?
>
>
> It is a base64 encoded octet sequence corresponding to the encrypted
> 'raw' symmetric key material.   It does not have a type other
> than being
> an octet sequence acceptable for use as a key for some encryption
> algorithm.
>
> Blair
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. [mailto:reagle@w3.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 3:56 PM
> To: XML Encryption WG
> Subject: What's in a EncryptedKeys' CipherData?
>
>
> I suspect I'm confusing myself, but what's in an EncryptedKey's
> CipherData?
> We can't specify this in schema easily (it's like a 2nd
> dimension) but I
>
> think we should say something, is it a KeyInfo, a child of
> KeyInfo (or
> something from some other namespace), or is it a raw symmetric key
> without a
> description of type?
>
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