Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Qualified Certificates Profile
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, pkix mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pkix chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Qualified Certificates Profile' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Qualified Certificates Profile ' <draft-ietf-pkix-sonof3039-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509) Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pkix-sonof3039-07.txt
Technical Summary Once approved, this document will obsolete RFC 3039. This document forms a certificate profile, based on RFC 3280, for identity certificates issued to natural persons. The profile defines specific conventions for certificates that are qualified within a defined legal framework, referred to as Qualified Certificates. The profile does not define any legal requirements for such Qualified Certificates. One example of such requirements can be found in the European Directive on Electronic Signatures. The goal of this document is to define a certificate profile that supports issuance of Qualified Certificates independent of local legal requirements. The profile is however not limited to Qualified Certificates and further profiling may facilitate specific local needs. Working Group Summary The PKIX Working Group came to rough consensus on this document. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed by Russell Housley for the IESG.