Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in sec area)
Authors Max Pritikin  , Andrew Nourse  , J Vilhuber 
Last updated 2018-01-25 (latest revision 2011-09-07)
Replaced by RFC 8894
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Historic
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Document shepherd Carl Wallace
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-gutmann-scep
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This document specifies the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP), a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) communication protocol which leverages existing technology by using PKCS#7 and PKCS#10 over HTTP. SCEP is the evolution of the enrollment protocol developed by VeriSign, Inc. for Cisco Systems, Inc. It now enjoys wide support in both client and a Certification Authority implementations.


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