[rfc-dist] RFC 3739 on Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Qualified Certificates Profile

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        RFC 3739

        Title:      Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure:
                    Qualified Certificates Profile
        Author(s):  S. Santesson, M. Nystrom, T. Polk
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2004
        Mailbox:    stefans at microsoft.com, magnus at rsasecurity.com,
                    wpolk at nist.gov
        Pages:      34
        Characters: 67436
        Obsoletes:  3039

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pkix-sonof3039-06.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3739.txt

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, named Qualified
Certificates.  However, the profile does not define any legal
requirements for such Qualified Certificates.

The goal of this document is to define a certificate profile that
supports the 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

This document is a product of the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509)
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
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