Online Certificate Status Checking in Financial Transactions: The Case for Re-issuance

Barbara Fox and Brian A. LaMacchia

Abstract

High-value financial transactions underwrite the need for a relying party to check the status of a digital certificate in real time. In this paper, we propose a simple mechanism for online certificate status checking that is particularly well-suited to the closed public key infrastructures that characterize financial networks. We further identify a dangerous trend towards maintaining the lifetime of a certificate for non-technical reasons and, as a by-product, create overly-complex protocols and data structures.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inFC '99: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Financial Cryptography
Pages104–117
ISBN3-540-66362-2
AddressLondon, UK
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
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