Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Permanent Identifier
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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 Permanent Identifier' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Permanent Identifier ' <draft-ietf-pkix-pi-12.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-pi-12.txt
Technical Summary This document define a new form of name, called permanent identifier, that may be included in the subjectAltName extension of an X.509 version 3 public key certificate. The permanent identifier is an optional feature that may be used by a Certification Authority (CA) to indicate that the certificate relates to the same entity even if the name or the affiliation of that entity stored in the subject or another name form in the subjectAltName extension has changed. The subject name, carried in the subject field, is only unique for each subject entity certified by the one CA as identified by the issuer name field. Also, the new name form can carry a name that is unique for each subject entity certified by a CA. Working Group Summary The Working Group came to consensus on this document. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed by Jeffrey I. Schiller and Russ Housley for the IESG.