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An Approach to the Formalisation of a Certification Policy

Lookup NU author(s): Omar Batarfi, Dr Charles Snow



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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Batarfi O, Snow C R

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2005

Pages: 12

Print publication date: 01/07/2005

Source Publication Date: July 2005

Report Number: 918

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne