Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment

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CP Certificate Policy A set of rules that indicate the applicability of the certificate to a particular community and/or class of applications with common security requirements (at a higher level than the detailed CPS). IETF definition: "A named set of rules that indicates the applicability of a public key certificate to a particular community or class of application with common security requirements. For example, a particular certificate policy might indicate applicability of a type of public key certificate to the authentication of electronic data interchange transactions for the trading of goods within a given price range".
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