MIME Object Security Services

@article{Crocker1995MIMEOS,
  title={MIME Object Security Services},
  author={Steve Crocker and Ned Freed and James M. Galvin and Sandra L. Murphy},
  journal={RFC},
  year={1995},
  volume={1848},
  pages={1-48}
}
This document defines MIME Object Security Services (MOSS), a protocol that uses the multipart/signed and multipart/encrypted framework [7] to apply digital signature and encryption services to MIME objects. The services are offered through the use of end-to-end cryptography between an originator and a recipient at the application layer. Asymmetric (public key) cryptography is used in support of the digital signature service and encryption key management. Symmetric (secret key) cryptography is… 
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