Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment

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PKCS#10 Public Key Cryptography Standard #10 PKCS#10 defines a syntax for requests for public key certificates. A certification request contains a Distinguished Name (DN) and a public key, and optionally a set of other attributes, signed by the entity requesting the certificate. The request is sent to a CA who creates a X.509 public key certificate (or some other form) using the information from the PKCS#10 and returns it, (possibly in PKCS #7 format.)
In the DCOCE project Microsoft Internet Explorer certificate requests will be in the PKCS#10 format. Netscape and Mozilla based requests will be in SPKAC format.
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