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Privacy enhancement for Internet electronic mail: Part II - certificate-based key management (RFC1114)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001924D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 21 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S.T. Kent: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

STATUS OF THIS MEMO

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Network Working Group S. Kent

Request for Comments: 1114 BBNCC

J. Linn

DEC

IAB Privacy Task Force

August 1989

Privacy Enhancement for Internet Electronic Mail:

Part II -- Certificate-Based Key Management

STATUS OF THIS MEMO

This RFC suggests a draft standard elective protocol for the Internet

community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This RFC is the outgrowth of a series of IAB Privacy Task Force

meetings and of internal working papers distributed for those

meetings. We would like to thank the members of the Privacy Task

Force for their comments and contributions at the meetings which led

to the preparation of this RFC: David Balenson, Curt Barker, Matt

Bishop, Morrie Gasser, Russ Housley, Dan Nessett, Mike Padlipsky, Rob

Shirey, and Steve Wilbur.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 2

2. Overview of Approach 3

3. Architecture 4

3.1 Scope and Restrictions 4

3.2 Relation to X.509 Architecture 7

3.3 Entities' Roles and Responsibilities 7

3.3.1 Users and User Agents 8

3.3.2 Organizational Notaries 9

3.3.3 Certification Authorities 11

3.3.3.1 Interoperation Across Certification Hierarchy Boundaries 14

3.3.3.2 Certificate Revocation 15

3.4 Certificate Definition and Usage 17

3.4.1 Contents and Use 17

3.4.1.1 Version Number 18

3.4.1.2 Serial Number 18

3.4.1.3 Subject Name 18

3.4.1.4 Issuer Name 19

3.4.1.5 Validity Period 19

3.4.1.6 Subject Public Component 20

3.4.1.7 Certificate Signature 20

3.4.2 Validation Conventions 20

3.4.3 Relation with X.509 Certificate Specification 22

NOTES 24

1. Executive Summary

This is one of a series of RFCs defining privacy enhancement

mechanisms for electronic mail trans...