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Considerations For Using Short Term Certificates

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Authors Yoav Nir , Thomas Fossati , Yaron Sheffer , Toerless Eckert
Last updated 2018-09-06 (Latest revision 2018-03-05)
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Recently there has been renewed interest in an old idea: Issue certificates with short validity periods and forego revocation processing, reasoning that expiration is a sufficient replacement for revocation as long as that expiration is not too far off. This document covers considerations, both security and operational, for using such Short Term Auto Renewed (STAR) certificates for various scenarios where Using a revocation protocol is considered inappropriate.


Yoav Nir
Thomas Fossati
Yaron Sheffer
Toerless Eckert

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