Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificate Compression

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (tls WG)
Authors Alessandro Ghedini  , Victor Vasiliev 
Last updated 2017-06-06 (latest revision 2017-03-01)
Replaced by RFC 8879
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In Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshakes, certificate chains often take up the majority of the bytes transmitted. This document describes how certificate chains can be compressed to reduce the amount of data transmitted and avoid some round trips.


Alessandro Ghedini (
Victor Vasiliev (

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