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Certificate Transparency (CT) System Architecture

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Authors Stephen Kent , David Mandelberg , Karen Seo
Last updated 2018-06-15 (Latest revision 2017-12-12)
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This document describes the architecture for Certificate Transparency (CT) focusing on the Web PKI context. It defines the goals of CT and the elements that comprise the CT system. It also describes the major features of these elements. Other documents, cited in the References, establish requirements for these CT system elements and describe their operation in greater detail.


Stephen Kent
David Mandelberg
Karen Seo

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