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Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Qualified Certificates Profile (RFC3039)

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Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-17
Document File: 36 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Santesson: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document forms a certificate profile for Qualified Certificates, based on RFC 2459, for use in the Internet. The term Qualified Certificate is used to describe a certificate with a certain qualified status within applicable governing law. Further, Qualified Certificates are issued exclusively to physical persons.

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Network Working Group S. Santesson Request for Comments: 3039 AddTrust Category: Standards Track W. Polk

NIST P. Barzin

SECUDE

M. Nystrom RSA Security January 2001

Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure

Qualified Certificates Profile

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document forms a certificate profile for Qualified Certificates, based on RFC 2459, for use in the Internet. The term Qualified Certificate is used to describe a certificate with a certain qualified status within applicable governing law. Further, Qualified Certificates are issued exclusively to physical persons.

The goal of this document is to define a general syntax independent of local legal requirements. The profile is however designed to allow further profiling in order to meet specific local needs.

It is important to note that the profile does not define any legal requirements for Qualified Certificates.

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

Santesson, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 3039 Qualified Certificates Profile January 2001

Table of Contents

1 Introduction ................................................ 2 2 Requirements and Assumptions ................................ 3 2.1 Properties ................................................ 4 2.2 Statement of Purpose ...................................... 5 2.3 Policy Issues ............................................. 5 2.4 Uniqueness of names ....................................... 5 3 Certificate and Certificate Extensions Profile .............. 6 3.1 Basic Certificate Fields .................................. 6 3.1.1 Issuer .................................................. 6 3.1.2 Subject ................................................. 6 3.2 Certificate Extensions .................................... 9 3.2.1 Subject Directory Attributes ............................ 9 3.2.2 Certificate Policies .................................... 10 3.2.3 Key Usage ............................................... 10 3.2.4 Biometric Information ................................... 11 3.2.5 Qualified Certificate Statements ........................ 12 4 Security Considerations ..................................... 14 5 References .................................................. 15 6 Intellectual Property Rights .................