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certificate enrollment

Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol

Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol is an Internet Draft in the IETF. The current version is referenced by the IETF as follows:

INTERNET DRAFT: draft-nourse-scep-17.txt

      expires: December 28, 2008
      Authors: Cheryl Madson, J. Vilhuber, Xiaoyi Liu, Andrew Nourse, Cisco Systems
      Intended status: Informational
      June 26, 2008

This protocol is being referenced by several manufacturers of network equipment and software who are developing simplified means of handling certificates for large-scale implementation to everyday users.

The protocol is designed to make the issuing and revocation of digital certificates as scalable as possible. The idea is that any standard network user should be able to request their digital certificate electronically and as simply as possible. These processes have usually required intensive input from network administrators, and so have not been suited to large scale deployments.

Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet- Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."

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