[rfc-dist] RFC 5280 on Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile

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        RFC 5280

        Title:      Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure 
                    Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) 
        Author:     D. Cooper, S. Santesson,
                    S. Farrell, S. Boeyen,
                    R. Housley, W. Polk
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       May 2008
        Mailbox:    david.cooper at nist.gov, stefans at microsoft.com, 
                    stephen.farrell at cs.tcd.ie, sharon.boeyen at entrust.com, 
                    housley at vigilsec.com, wpolk at nist.gov
        Pages:      151
        Characters: 352580
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pkix-rfc3280bis-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5280.txt

This memo profiles the X.509 v3 certificate and X.509 v2 certificate
revocation list (CRL) for use in the Internet.  An overview of this
approach and model is provided as an introduction.  The X.509 v3
certificate format is described in detail, with additional information
regarding the format and semantics of Internet name forms.  Standard
certificate extensions are described and two Internet-specific
extensions are defined.  A set of required certificate extensions is
specified.  The X.509 v2 CRL format is described in detail along with
standard and Internet-specific extensions.  An algorithm for X.509 certification path validation is described.  An ASN.1 module and examples
are provided in the appendices.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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