SPKI Examples

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (spki WG)
Authors Butler Lampson  , Tatu Ylonen  , Ronald Rivest  , William Frantz  , Carl Ellison  , Brian Thomas 
Last updated 1998-03-11
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SPKI structures are defined for public keys, hash values, access control list (ACL) entries and certificates. This document gives examples of such structures for real world applications. The examples here are not tied to any specific application and should be taken as informative examples rather than standard formats. However, once applications are fielded using such structures and we have experience with them, we can consider publishing those formats as proposed standards. That effort is considered out of scope for this document.


Butler Lampson (blampson@microsoft.com)
Tatu Ylonen (ylo@ssh.fi)
Ronald Rivest (rivest@theory.lcs.mit.edu)
William Frantz (frantz@netcom.com)
Carl Ellison (cme@cybercash.com)
Brian Thomas (bt0008@entropy.sbc.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)