RFC 3739 (rfc3739) - Page 1 of 34
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Network Working Group S. Santesson
Request for Comments: 3739 Microsoft
Obsoletes: 3039 M. Nystrom
Category: Standards Track RSA Security
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 (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