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No Revocation Available for Short-lived X.509 Public Key Certificates

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Russ Housley , Tomofumi Okubo , Joseph Mandel
Last updated 2023-10-06
Replaced by draft-ietf-lamps-norevavail
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Short-lived X.509v3 public key certificates as profiled in RFC 5280 are seeing greater use in the Internet. The Certification Authority (CA) that issues these short-lived certificates do not publish revocation information because the certificate lifespan that is shorter than the time needed to detect, report, and distribute revocation information. This specification defines the noRevAvail certificate extension so that a relying party can readily determine that the CA does not publish revocation information for the certificate.


Russ Housley
Tomofumi Okubo
Joseph Mandel

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