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2.5.10 Transport Layer Security (tls)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 53rd IETF Meeting in Minneapolis, MN USA. It may now be out-of-date. Last Modified: 18-Feb-02
Win Treese <>
Security Area Director(s):
Jeffrey Schiller <>
Marcus Leech <>
Security Area Advisor:
Jeffrey Schiller <>
Technical Advisor(s):
Allison Mankin <>
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Description of Working Group:
The TLS Working Group was established in 1996 to standardize a 'transport layer' security protocol. The working group began with SSL version 3.0, and in 1999, RFC 2246, TLS Protocol Version 1.0 was published as a Proposed Standard. The working group has also published RFC 2712, Addition of Kerberos Cipher Suites to Transport Layer Security (TLS) as a Proposed Standard, and two RFCs on the use of TLS with HTTP.

The primary purpose of the working group is to advance the TLS Protocol to Internet Standard. In addition, the working group will publish documents defining new ciphersuites for use with TLS as needed.

Goals and Milestones:
Done   Agreement on charter and issues in current draft.
Done   Final draft for Secure Transport Layer Protocol ('STLP')
Done   Working group 'Last Call'
Done   Submit to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Feb 01   First revised draft of TLS specification
Jun 01   Submit specification to IESG for consideration as Draft Standard
Request For Comments:
RFC2246PSThe TLS Protocol Version 1.0
RFC2712PSAddition of Kerberos Cipher Suites to Transport Layer Security (TLS)
RFC2817PSUpgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1

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