The Lightweight Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Profile for High-Volume Environments
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, pkix mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pkix chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Lightweight OCSP Profile for High Volume Environments' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Lightweight OCSP Profile for High Volume Environments ' <draft-ietf-pkix-lightweight-ocsp-profile-12.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509) Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pkix-lightweight-ocsp-profile-12.txt
Technical Summary This document defines a lightweight profile of the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) that can be used to allow distributed local provision of cashed pre-calculated OCSP responses from a central OCSP server. It is intended that the normative requirements defined in this profile will be adopted by OCSP clients and OCSP responders operating in either very large scale (high volume) PKI environments or environments that need minimize bandwidth or client-side processing power (or both). This document addresses the scalability issues, and defines a message profiles for and OCSP client and responder. The document includes: 1) OCSP response pre-production and distribution; 2) Reduced OCSP message size to lower bandwidth usage; and 3) Response message caching in OCSP responders and clients. Working Group Summary The PKIX working group expressed consensus to advance the document as a standards track RFC. Protocol Quality This document has been reviewed by members of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and by the PKIX working group chairs. This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.