Digital certificates prototype
Under DLF auspices, the California Digital Library, Columbia University,
JSTOR, and OCLC have developed a protocol
that enables an information resource provider to verify that a
user bearing a digital certificate has authority from a home
institution to use a requested resource. The prototype system
developed combines the use of X.509 digital certificates for
authentication with a directory service providing authorization
to licensed resources based on user attributes.
The following outputs are available:
architecture statement resulting from the prototype
- An overview of the project and
its progress. Presentation of the initiative's progress at the
CNI Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. in April 1999.
- An FAQ developed in conjunction
with the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) about the use of digital
certificates, and targeted generally to senior campus
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