Several digital algorithms are coming into general use. A certificate containing a key for one algorithm can be signed with a different algorithm. This paper discusses the interoperability issues where different digital signature algorithms are used in one Public Key Infrastructure. The key to interoperability is client software that can validate signatures for all the algorithms used. Some rules that will simplify cer5tification path processing are proposed.
Conference Dates: April 20-22, 1998
Conference Location: Toronto, CA
Conference Title: Public-Key Solution Conference
Pub Type: Conferences
certification path, digital signature, digital signature algorithms, digital signature certificate, PKI, public key cryptography, public key infrastructure