An Approach to the Formalisation of a Certification Policy

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  2. Omar Batarfi
  3. Dr Charles Snow
Author(s)Batarfi O, Snow C R
Publication type Report
Series TitleSchool of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Source Publication DateJuly 2005
Report Number918
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In this paper, we present an initial approach to the problem of specifying formally the requirements of the Certification Policy as published by a Certification Authority. The approach uses the XML language to describe the structure of the policy document, and attempts to provide a canonical representation of the document in order to allow the semantics of the policy to be described. The ultimate aim is to permit policies to be compared, thus allowing a degree of trust to be inferred between entities holding certificates issued by otherwise unconnected Certification Authorities.
InstitutionSchool of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
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