Top 10 MCG Documents by Access
Last updated: Wed Mar 3 23:58:25 1999
Overview of Certification Systems: X.509, CA, PGP and SKIP
This paper reviews weakenesses in current certification methods and deals with features needed for a possible solution, the Meta-Certificate.
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The MCG -- Meta-CertificateGroup -- is a non-profit, open international group that represents a technical development forum for today's security needs.
Towards Real-world Models of Trust
Proposes and qualifies models of trust for communication systems, which is based on and reproduces the usual properties of trust in day to day life.
The Unabridged X.509 Certificate
Provides general interpretation guidelines and placeholders so that a user may approximately know what a X.509 certificate is, contains and assures.
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Why is certification harder than it looks?
The paradox is that while certification is harder than it looks, it must be made amenable to the average user .
MCG Technical Report: 1997 - 1998
Certification is shown to depend at least on two concepts: proper trust and proper keys. Which must first be adequately qualified in communication theory terms and then modeled in an useful way.