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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Security+
 9  Chapter 4:  Basics of Cryptography (Domain 4.0; 15%)
      9  4.3  PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
           9  4.3.1  Certificates

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4.3.1.1  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 may include:

  • 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.

Certificate Policy

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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