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18.104.22.168 Certificate Policies
The certificate policy is a set
of rules issued by a Certificate Authority indicating the applicability
of a certificate to a class of application(s) with common security requirements.
It sets forth rules governing the issuance, management and use of certificates
issued by a particular certificate authority.
For example, the certificate policy
- The agreement between the subscriber and the
CA (the subscriber agrees to take all reasonable precautions to secure
the private key, the subscriber will review the information on the digital
certificate soon after issuance and verify that it is correct, the subscriber
agrees to accept any documents signed by their digital signature as
originating from them, etc.)
- A statement of the legal liability and financial
responsibility of the CA.
This information can be used to determine
the applicability of a certificate as verification of the parties to
a particular type of transaction.
A Certificate Policy, issued by a Certificate Authority, describes the rules governing the issuance, management and use of certificates that CA issues. Among its contents is a description of the applicability of each type of certificate offered by the CA, for different applications.
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