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Formal support for certificate management policies

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Formal support for certificate management policies
Traditionally, creation and revocation of certificates are governed by policies that are carried manually, off-line, by trusted agents. This approach to certificate management is appropriate for many current applications, where these policies cannot be verified automatically (e.g. require verification of of non-digital credentials). But it is expensive, time consuming and error-prone for the growing class of applications where certificate management policies can be formalized and carried-out automatically. We argue that, in these cases, creation and revocation of certificates could be viewed as any other online service available in a system. Access to these particular service instances could be regulated much in the same manner as file access or resource allocation. This paper proposes a formulation for certification and revocation policies, and a framework for their support. In this framework, certificate management policies are enforced by generic policy engines, wrapped around cert...
Victoria Ungureanu
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Updated 17 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2004
Where COMPSEC
Authors Victoria Ungureanu
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