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Matching Text Strings in PKIX Certificates

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Authors Paul E. Hoffman , Steve Hanna
Last updated 2004-07-09
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Strings of text appear in many fields in PKIX certificates. Some applications need to compare the values in these fields to strings from other certificates, or to values obtained in other manners. For many string encodings, this can be done in an octet-by-octet fashion. Other encodings, however, require preparation before the strings can be compared. This document describes that preparation and when it needs to be applied.


Paul E. Hoffman
Steve Hanna

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