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General Certificates

Roscheisen, Martin (1995) General Certificates. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.




This paper looks into existing certificate standards, argues that they have shortcomings in violation of basic privacy and design principles, and proposes a generalized notion of certificates about arbitrary attributes by arbitrary certifiers. Such general certifi cates are based on the notion of an immutable minimal principal (authenticated person) handle, called "epersID," to designate the person about which attributes are certified. They can be individually access-controlled such that no unnecessary information is being spuriously revealed in transactions. General certificates enable "identity-blinded identified information."

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Previous number = SIDL-WP-1995-0012
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:127
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:28 Oct 2001 16:00
Last Modified:08 Dec 2008 13:04

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