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

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14.1. The Key Information Service

This section gives an overview of the Key Information Service Specification (X-KISS). See Figures 14-1 and 14-2.

Figure 14-1. Signature key information service flow

Figure 14-2. Encryption key information service flow

It is a particular goal of X-KISS to relieve clients of the need to do the following:

  • Understand the complex non-XML syntax and semantics of various certificate types such as X.509v3

  • Retrieve and understand information from various directory systems

  • Perform revocation status determination

  • Construct and ...

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