Other Certificates Extension
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pkix mailing list <email@example.com>, pkix chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pkix-other-certs-05.txt
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. Personnel Stefan Santesson is the Document Shepherd for this document. Tim Polk is the Responsible Area Director.