Reflecting on X . 509 and LDAP , or How separating identity and attributes could simplify a PKI

@inproceedings{van2004ReflectingOX,
  title={Reflecting on X . 509 and LDAP , or How separating identity and attributes could simplify a PKI},
  author={Jeroen van},
  year={2004}
}
  • Jeroen van
  • Published 2004
X.509 certificates can be used to store attributes about its owner, and so can on-line directory systems such as LDAP. In this paper we explore the option of putting little or no data in the certificate itself, and all data in LDAP databases. We show how this approach completely changes the role of the Registration Authority, resulting in a more flexible PKI. In particular it leads to a way to implement Single Sign On, allowing hosting organizations to fully specify and modify access control… CONTINUE READING

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