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Title: Host Identity Protocol Certificates
Author: T. Heer,
Status: Standards Track
Date: October 2016
Obsoletes: RFC 6253
Updates: RFC 7401
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-hip-rfc6253-bis-09.txt
The Certificate (CERT) parameter is a container for digital
certificates. It is used for carrying these certificates in Host
Identity Protocol (HIP) control packets. This document specifies the
certificate parameter and the error signaling in case of a failed
verification. Additionally, this document specifies the
representations of Host Identity Tags (HITs) in X.509 version 3 (v3).
The concrete use cases of certificates, including how certificates
are obtained and requested and which actions are taken upon
successful or failed verification, are specific to the scenario in
which the certificates are used. Hence, the definition of these
scenario-specific aspects is left to the documents that use the CERT
This document updates RFC 7401 and obsoletes RFC 6253.
This document is a product of the Host Identity Protocol Working Group of the
This is now a Proposed Standard.
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