ACME for Subdomains

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Authors Owen Friel  , Richard Barnes  , Tim Hollebeek  , Michael Richardson 
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This document outlines how ACME can be used by a client to obtain a certificate for a subdomain identifier from a certificate authority. The client has fulfilled a challenge against a parent domain but does not need to fulfil a challenge against the explicit subdomain as certificate authority policy allows issuance of the subdomain certificate without explicit subdomain ownership proof.


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