Other Certificates Extension
RFC 5697

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Subject: Document Action: 'Other Certificates Extension' to Experimental RFC

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Other Certificates Extension '
   <draft-ietf-pkix-other-certs-05.txt> as an Experimental RFC

This document is the product of the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509) Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Pasi Eronen.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary

This document defines a new X.509 certificate extension that
allows applications to link together a set of certificates
belonging to the same end entity, which can safely be
considered to be equivalent.  The extension is inserted in a new
certificate, which is considered equivalent to another previously
issued certificate. The equivalent certificate is referenced using
a certificate identifier defined in SCVP (RFC 5055).

Working Group Summary

This work received a fair amount of comments when it was
proposed which lead to a number of updates to the original
proposal. After this initial alignment there have only been a
few minor comments on the draft.

Document Quality

The extension defined in this document has a very simple
structure. The document should be more than adequate to allow
interoperable implementations.


   Stefan Santesson is the Document Shepherd for this document.
   Tim Polk is the Responsible Area Director.