Internet Public Key Infrastructure

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pkix WG)
Authors Carlisle Adams  , Robert Zuccherato 
Last updated 1997-07-30
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This document describes a general notary service and the protocols to be used when communicating with it. The Notary Authority is a Trusted Third Party (TTP) that can be used as one component in building reliable non-repudiation services (see [ISONR]). We also give an example of how to use the notary to extend the lifetime of a signature beyond key expiry or revocation.


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