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Secure XML: The New Syntax for Signatures and Encryption by Kitty Niles, Donald E. Eastlake

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13.9. The MgmtData Element

The MgmtData element appears as a child of KeyInfo. It is defined as a string value used to convey in-band key distribution or agreement data as content.

The MgmtData element was included in the XML Digital Signature specifi cation as a place holder. During the XML Encryption specification effort, two more precise and interoperable elements were defined for in-band key distribution or agreement: EncryptedKey and AgreementMethod. MgmtData would have been dropped from XMLDSIG except for one thing: W3C namespace stability rules would have required changing the XMLDSIG namespace because it would have been possible to produce ...

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