Certificate Discovery Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Authors Ashar Aziz  , Thomas Markson  , Hemma Prafullchandra  , Germano Caronni  , Rich Skrenta 
Last updated 1996-06-12
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Use of Public key cryptography is becoming widespread on the Internet in such applications as electronic mail and IP Security (IPSEC). Currently, however, a common public key certificate infrastructure does not exist which is interoperable with other systems and ubiquitous. In light of this, we describe a protocol which may be used to exchange or retrieve certificates (essentially signed public keys) with or from another entity. The protocol may be used to request certificates from a directory/name server or from the entity who owns the certificate.


Ashar Aziz (ashar.aziz@eng.sun.com)
Thomas Markson (markson@incog.com)
Hemma Prafullchandra (hemma@eng.sun.com)
Germano Caronni (caronni@tik.ee.ethz.ch)
Rich Skrenta (skrenta@osmosys.incog.com)

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