RFC 8739 on Support for Short-Term, Automatically Renewed (STAR) Certificates in the Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME)

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8739

        Title:      Support for Short-Term, Automatically Renewed (STAR)
                    Certificates in the Automated Certificate 
                    Management Environment (ACME) 
        Author:     Y. Sheffer, 
                    D. Lopez,
                    O. Gonzalez de Dios, 
                    A. Pastor Perales,
                    T. Fossati
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2020
        Mailbox:    yaronf.ietf@gmail.com, 
                    diego.r.lopez@telefonica.com, 
                    oscar.gonzalezdedios@telefonica.com,
                    antonio.pastorperales@telefonica.com, 
                    thomas.fossati@arm.com
        Pages:      22
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-acme-star-11.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8739

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8739

Public key certificates need to be revoked when they are compromised,
that is, when the associated private key is exposed to an
unauthorized entity.  However, the revocation process is often
unreliable. An alternative to revocation is issuing a sequence of
certificates, each with a short validity period, and terminating the
sequence upon compromise.  This memo proposes an Automated
Certificate Management Environment (ACME) extension to enable the
issuance of Short-Term, Automatically Renewed (STAR) X.509
certificates.

This document is a product of the Automated Certificate Management Environment Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet Standards Track
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