Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment

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DN Distinguished Name In the current use of X.509 certificates, the distinguished name is always contained within the 'subject' field of a digital certificate. The distinguished name should be unique within all certificates issued by a certification authority.
A distinguished name might look like this: C=UK, O=eScience, OU=Authority, CN=CA. The attributes (e.g. C (Country), O (Organisation), OU (Organisational Unit), CN (Common Name), etc.) all combine to form the distinguished name.
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