Functional Explanation of Changes in XML Encryption 1.1

W3C Working Group Note 18 October 2012

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Frederick Hirsch


This document provides a summary of non-editorial changes in XML Encryption 1.1 from the XML Encryption Recommendation.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

This document summarizes non-editorial changes in XML Encryption 1.1 [XMLENC-CORE1] from the XML Encryption Recommendation [XMLENC-CORE].

2. Changes

2.1 Added Key Derivation

Added support for derived keys, in particular:

2.2 Added Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement

2.3 Added Algorithms

For all algorithms added, algorithm identifiers and information were added to the specification.

2.4 Changed Algorithms

2.5 Clarifications

2.6 Security Considerations Changes

2.7 Other Changes

A. References

A.1 Informative references

D. McGrew, K. Igoe, M. Salter. RFC 6090: Fundamental Elliptic Curve Cryptography Algorithms. February 2011. IETF Informational RFC. URL: http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6090.txt
Donald Eastlake; Joseph Reagle. XML Encryption Syntax and Processing. 10 December 2002. W3C Recommendation. URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xmlenc-core-20021210/
J. Reagle; D. Eastlake; F. Hirsch; T. Roessler. XML Encryption Syntax and Processing Version 1.1. 18 October 2012. W3C Last Call Working Draft. (Work in progress) URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-xmlenc-core1-20121018/