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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.6

X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile Standard or Specification

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Description: The Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile describes the X.509 certificate and X.509 CRL for use on the Internet. The X.509 certificate format is described in detail, with additional information regarding the format and semantics of Internet name forms (e.g., Internet Protocol (IP) addresses). Standard certificate extensions are also described and one new Internet-specific extension is defined. A required set of certificate extensions is specified. The X.509 CRL format is described and a required extension set is defined as well. An algorithm for X.509 certificate path validation is described. Supplemental information is provided describing the format of public keys and digital signatures in X.509 certificates for common Internet public key encryption algorithms.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.4
Decision Date: 04/16/2020
Introduced By: TRMSP
Standards Body: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/16/2020).