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5.6) Where can I get more information on certificates?




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This article is from the Secure Sockets Layer Discussion List FAQ, by Shannon Appel SAppel@consensus.com with numerous contributions by others.

5.6) Where can I get more information on certificates?

PKIX is an IETF working group dedicated to providing standards
for an X509-based PKI. You can find their charter at:
<http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/pkix-charter.html>

VeriSign, the default CA (Certificate Authority) used by Netscape
and most other WWW browsers has a FAQ at:
<http://digitalid.verisign.com/id_faqs.htm>

Entrust has a primer on Web Security with an emphasis on
Certificate Authorities at:
<http://www.entrust.com/products/library/primer.htm>

There is also a good resource of links to a variety of certificate
technical and policy issue sites available at:
<http://www.xcert.com/~marcnarc/PKI/>

 

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