Summary


DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities

This list is for discussion relating to using DNSSEC-protected DNS queries to get greater assurance for keys and certificates that are passed in existing IETF protocols. The main idea is that a relying party can get additional information about a domain name to eliminate the need for using a certificate in a protocol, to eliminate the need for sending certificates in the protocol if they are optional, and/or to assure that the certificate given in a protocol is associated with the domain name used by the application. In all three cases, the application associates the key or key fingerprint securely retrieved from the DNS with the domain name that was used in the DNS query.

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