IPP> RFC 2459 - X.509 Public Key Infra Certificate (Jan 1999)

IPP> RFC 2459 - X.509 Public Key Infra Certificate (Jan 1999)

IPP> RFC 2459 - X.509 Public Key Infra Certificate (Jan 1999)

Ira McDonald imcdonal at sdsp.mc.xerox.com
Sat Jan 23 19:08:59 EST 1999


Hi folks,

Abstract below.

Cheers,
- Ira Mcdonald
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Network Working Group                                         R. Housley
Request for Comments: 2459                                        SPYRUS
Category: Standards Track                                        W. Ford
                                                                VeriSign
                                                                 W. Polk
                                                                    NIST
                                                                 D. Solo
                                                                Citicorp
                                                            January 1999


                Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure
                      Certificate and CRL Profile

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo profiles the X.509 v3 certificate and X.509 v2 CRL for use
   in the Internet.  An overview of the approach and model are provided
   as an introduction.  The X.509 v3 certificate format is described in
   detail, with additional information regarding the format and
   semantics of Internet name forms (e.g., IP addresses).  Standard
   certificate extensions are described and one new Internet-specific
   extension is defined.  A required set of certificate extensions is
   specified.  The X.509 v2 CRL format is described and a required
   extension set is defined as well.  An algorithm for X.509 certificate
   path validation is described. Supplemental information is provided
   describing the format of public keys and digital signatures in X.509
   certificates for common Internet public key encryption algorithms
   (i.e., RSA, DSA, and Diffie-Hellman).  ASN.1 modules and examples are
   provided in the appendices.

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