Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
RFC 8603

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Independent Submission                                        M. Jenkins
Request for Comments: 8603                                    L. Zieglar
Category: Informational                                              NSA
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 May 2019

  Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite Certificate and
               Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile

Abstract

   This document specifies a base profile for X.509 v3 Certificates and
   X.509 v2 Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) for use with the United
   States National Security Agency's Commercial National Security
   Algorithm (CNSA) Suite.  The profile applies to the capabilities,
   configuration, and operation of all components of US National
   Security Systems that employ such X.509 certificates.  US National
   Security Systems are described in NIST Special Publication 800-59.
   It is also appropriate for all other US Government systems that
   process high-value information.  It is made publicly available for
   use by developers and operators of these and any other system
   deployments.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other
   RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at
   its discretion and makes no statement about its value for
   implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by
   the RFC Editor are not candidates for any level of Internet Standard;
   see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8603.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite  . . . . . .   4
   3.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  General Requirements and Assumptions  . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Implementing the CNSA Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  CNSA Suite Object Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  CNSA Suite Base Certificate Required Values . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  signatureAlgorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  signatureValue  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.4.  SubjectPublicKeyInfo  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Certificate Extensions for Particular Types of Certificates .   9
     6.1.  CNSA Suite Self-Signed CA Certificates  . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.2.  CNSA Suite Non-Self-Signed CA Certificates  . . . . . . .   9
     6.3.  CNSA Suite End-Entity Signature and Key Establishment
           Certificates  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  CNSA Suite CRL Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

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1.  Introduction

   This document specifies a base profile for X.509 v3 Certificates and
   X.509 v2 Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) for use by applications
   that support the United States National Security Agency's Commercial
   National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite [CNSA].  The profile applies
   to the capabilities, configuration, and operation of all components
   of US National Security Systems that employ such X.509 certificates.
   US National Security Systems are described in NIST Special
   Publication 800-59 [SP80059].  It is also appropriate for all other
   US Government systems that process high-value information.  It is
   made publicly available for use by developers and operators of these
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