[rfc-dist] RFC 9115 on An Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME) Profile for Generating Delegated Certificates

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        RFC 9115

        Title:      An Automatic Certificate Management Environment 
                    (ACME) Profile for Generating Delegated Certificates 
        Author:     Y. Sheffer,
                    D. López,
                    A. Pastor Perales,
                    T. Fossati
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2021
        Mailbox:    yaronf.ietf at gmail.com,
                    diego.r.lopez at telefonica.com,
                    antonio.pastorperales at telefonica.com,
                    thomas.fossati at arm.com
        Pages:      42
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-acme-star-delegation-09.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9115

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC9115

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.

This document is a product of the Automated Certificate Management Environment Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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