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Certificate Policy (CP) for the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)
RFC 6484

Document type: RFC - Best Current Practice (February 2012)
Also Known As BCP 173
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IETF State: WG Document
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 6484 (Best Current Practice)
Responsible AD: Stewart Bryant
Send notices to: sidr-chairs@tools.ietf.org, draft-ietf-sidr-cp@tools.ietf.org

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           S. Kent
Request for Comments: 6484                                       D. Kong
BCP: 173                                                          K. Seo
Category: Best Current Practice                                 R. Watro
ISSN: 2070-1721                                         BBN Technologies
                                                           February 2012

                      Certificate Policy (CP) for
             the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)

Abstract

   This document describes the certificate policy for a Public Key
   Infrastructure (PKI) used to support attestations about Internet
   Number Resource (INR) holdings.  Each organization that distributes
   IP addresses or Autonomous System (AS) numbers to an organization
   will, in parallel, issue a (public key) certificate reflecting this
   distribution.  These certificates will enable verification that the
   resources indicated in the certificate have been distributed to the
   holder of the associated private key and that this organization is
   the current, unique holder of these resources.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6484.

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   Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................6
      1.1. Overview ...................................................7
      1.2. Document Name and Identification ...........................7
      1.3. PKI Participants ...........................................7
           1.3.1. Certification Authorities ...........................8
           1.3.2. Registration Authorities ............................8
           1.3.3. Subscribers .........................................8
           1.3.4. Relying Parties .....................................8
           1.3.5. Other Participants ..................................8
      1.4. Certificate Usage ..........................................9
           1.4.1. Appropriate Certificate Uses ........................9
           1.4.2. Prohibited Certificate Uses .........................9
      1.5. Policy Administration ......................................9
           1.5.1. Organization Administering the Document .............9
           1.5.2. Contact Person ......................................9
           1.5.4. CP Approval Procedures ..............................9
      1.6. Definitions and Acronyms ..................................10
   2. Publication and Repository Responsibilities ....................11
      2.1. Repositories ..............................................11
      2.2. Publication of Certification Information ..................11
      2.3. Time or Frequency of Publication ..........................12
      2.4. Access Controls on Repositories ...........................12
   3. Identification and Authentication ..............................12
      3.1. Naming ....................................................12
           3.1.1. Types of Names .....................................12
           3.1.2. Need for Names to Be Meaningful ....................12
           3.1.3. Anonymity or Pseudonymity of Subscribers ...........13
           3.1.4. Rules for Interpreting Various Name Forms ..........13
           3.1.5. Uniqueness of Names ................................13
      3.2. Initial Identity Validation ...............................13
           3.2.1. Method to Prove Possession of the Private Key ......13

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