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Out-of-Band Certificate and Key Identifier Protocol (OCKID)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pkix WG)
Expired & archived
Author Paul E. Hoffman
Last updated 2002-02-28
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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In general, certificates need not be communicated with communication or storage media that are integrity-secure or authentic. This is because certificates are digitally signed and users are expected to validate the signatures using configured trust anchors. However, distribution of trust anchor certificates, self-signed end-entity certificates, or bare (unsigned) public keys requires a mechanism for establishing the authenticity of the certificate or public key.


Paul E. Hoffman

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