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SPKI Requirements (RFC2692)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003285D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 11 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Ellison: AUTHOR

Abstract

The IETF Simple Public Key Infrastructure [SPKI] Working Group is tasked with producing a certificate structure and operating procedure to meet the needs of the Internet community for trust management in as easy, simple and extensible a way as possible.

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Network Working Group C. Ellison

Request for Comments: 2692 Intel

Category: Experimental September 1999

SPKI Requirements

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The IETF Simple Public Key Infrastructure [SPKI] Working Group is

tasked with producing a certificate structure and operating procedure

to meet the needs of the Internet community for trust management in

as easy, simple and extensible a way as possible.

The SPKI Working Group first established a list of things one might

want to do with certificates (attached at the end of this document),

and then summarized that list of desires into requirements. This

document presents that summary of requirements.

Table of Contents

Charter of the SPKI working group................................2

Background.......................................................2

General Requirements.............................................3

Validity and CRLs................................................4

Implementation of Certificates...................................4

List of Certificate Uses.........................................5

Open Questions..................................................11

References......................................................12

Security Considerations.........................................12

Author's Address................................................13

Full Copyright Statement........................................14

Charter of the SPKI working group

Many Internet protocols and applications which use the Internet

employ public key technology for security purposes and require a

public key infrastructure to manage public keys.

The task of the working group will be to develop Internet standards

for an IETF sponsored public key certificate format, associated

signature and other formats, and key acquisition protocols. The key

certificate format and associated protocols are to be simple to

understand, implement, and use. For purposes of the working group,

the resulting formats and protocols are to be known as the Simple

Public Key Infrastructure, or SPKI.

The SPKI is intended to provide mechanisms to support security in a

wide range of I...