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Network Working Group                                       S. Santesson
Request for Comments: 3739                                     Microsoft
Obsoletes: 3039                                               M. Nystrom
Category: Standards Track                                   RSA Security
                                                                 T. Polk
                                                              March 2004

               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 (2004).  All Rights Reserved.


   This document forms a certificate profile, based on RFC 3280, for
   identity certificates issued to natural persons.

   The profile defines specific conventions for certificates that are
   qualified within a defined legal framework, named Qualified
   Certificates.  However, the profile does not define any legal
   requirements for such Qualified Certificates.

   The goal of this document is to define a certificate profile that
   supports the issuance of Qualified Certificates independent of local
   legal requirements.  The profile is however not limited to Qualified
   Certificates and further profiling may facilitate specific local

Santesson, et al.           Standards Track