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RE: User certificates
Is 'user certificate' the same as 'end entity' certificate used more often?
Subject: User certificates
From: "Erik Andersen" <era@xxxxxxx>
Date: 24.03.2009 16:00
The term "user certificate" is used in X.509 (and X.511) without being
defined. I assume that a user certificate is a public-key certificate issued
to an end-user. There is an attribute type called userCertificate, which
has the syntax of public-key certificates. It seems therefore clear that a
user certificate cannot be an attribute certificate.
In the "22.214.171.124 AA Issuing Distribution Point extension" the term user
certificate is mentioned in last the paragraph just before the three notes.
Is that correct?
The term "user certificate" should be defined.
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