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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.4

X.509 Public-Key and Attribute Certificate Frameworks
X.509 Public-Key and Attribute Certificate Frameworks Standard or Specification

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Description: X.509 Public-Key and Attribute Certificate Frameworks defines a framework for public-key certificates and attribute certificates. These frameworks may be used by other standards bodies to profile their application to Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) and Privilege Management Infrastructures (PMI). This standard also defines a framework for the provision of authentication services by Directory to its users. It describes two levels of authentication: simple authentication, using a password as a verification of claimed identity; and strong authentication, involving credentials formed using cryptographic techniques.
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 v19.5
Decision Date: 05/06/2019
Aliases: IETF RFC 3647; ITU-T X.509; ISO/IEC 9594-8
Introduced By: TRMSP
Standards Body: ISO
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/06/2019).