RFC 9115

An Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME) Profile for Generating Delegated Certificates, September 2021

File formats:

icon for HTML icon for text file icon for v3pdf icon for XML
Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
Y. Sheffer
D. López
A. Pastor Perales
T. Fossati
Stream:
IETF
Source:
acme (sec)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC9115

Discuss this RFC: Send questions or comments to acme@ietf.org

Other actions: Submit Errata  |  Find IPR Disclosures from the IETF  |  View History of RFC 9115


Abstract

This document defines a profile of the Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol by which the holder of an identifier (e.g., a domain name) can allow a third party to obtain an X.509 certificate such that the certificate subject is the delegated identifier while the certified public key corresponds to a private key controlled by the third party. A primary use case is that of a Content Delivery Network (CDN), the third party, terminating TLS sessions on behalf of a content provider (the holder of a domain name). The presented mechanism allows the holder of the identifier to retain control over the delegation and revoke it at any time. Importantly, this mechanism does not require any modification to the deployed TLS clients and servers.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.