Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment

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SPKAC Signed Public Key And Challenge SPKAC (very similar to PKCS#10) defines a syntax for requests for public key certificates. A certification request contains a Distinguished Name (DN) and a public key, signed by the entity requestingthe 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 SPKAC and returns it.
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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