New version of certspec (01); request review and URN assignment

Sean Leonard <> Sun, 03 November 2013 06:47 UTC

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Hello URN/Apps folks, and SAAG folks:

A new version of the Internet-Draft draft-seantek-certspec (01) has been posted to the IETF repository. I would like to notify this list for commentary, and utlimately to apply for the URN NID 'cert'.

Compared to 00 last year, this version adds discussion of the need for a uniform way to identify certificates by name in a URI/URN, the differences between this naming scheme and the ni: URI scheme (RFC 6920), and a methodology to /resolve/ certain various classes of cert URNs to ni, http, ldap, and other URI schemes.

Kind regards,



A new version of I-D, draft-seantek-certspec-01.txt
has been successfully submitted by Sean Leonard and posted to the
IETF repository.

Filename:	 draft-seantek-certspec
Revision:	 01
Title:		 A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for Certificates
Creation date:	 2013-10-21
Group:		 Individual Submission
Number of pages: 13

  Digital certificates are used in many systems and protocols to
  identify and authenticate parties.  This document describes a Uniform
  Resource Name (URN) namespace that identifies certificates.  These
  URNs can be used when certificates need to be identified by value or


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