An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy (openpgp)
Last Modified: 2005-07-10
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Description of Working Group:
PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, first appeared on the Internet in 1991.
has enjoyed significant popularity amongst the Internet Community.
PGP is used both for protecting E-mail and File Storage. It presents a
way to digitally sign and encrypt information "objects." As such it is
well suited for any store and forward application.
The goal of the OpenPGP working group is to provide IETF standards for
the algorithms and formats of PGP processed objects as well as
the MIME framework for exchanging them via e-mail or other transport
Because there is a significant installed base of PGP users, the
group will consider compatibilty issues to avoid disenfranchising the
existing community of PGP users.
The whole purpose of Open-PGP is to provide security services.
Goals and Milestones:
||Submit Internet-Draft for PGP Key Format & Message
||Submit Internet Draft for MIME encapsulation of PGP Messages
||Issue WG Last Call for PGP Key Format & Message Specification
||Submit PGP Key Format & Message Specification Internet-Draft to
IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
||WG Last Call for PGP/MIME draft
||Submit PGP/MIME draft to IESG for consideration as PROPOSED
||Submit Multiple Sig draft to IESG for consideration as PROPOSED
||Begin RFC2440, PGP/MIME Interoperability testing
||Request DRAFT status for RFC2440
The Camellia Cipher in OpenPGP (8038 bytes)
Request For Comments:
OpenPGP Message Format (RFC 2440) (141371 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 4880
MIME Security with OpenPGP (RFC 3156) (26809 bytes) updates RFC 2015
OpenPGP Message Format (RFC 4880) (203706 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1991,RFC 2440