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FYI: Capability Card: An Attribute Certificate in XML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 16:56:06 -0500
Message-ID: <37CDA0F6.5209EAE5@w3.org>
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Just saw this, thought it might be relevant:

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts

        Title           : Capability Card: An Attribute Certificate in
        Author(s)       : K. Otani, H. Sugano, M. Mitsuoka
        Filename        : draft-otani-ccard-00.txt
        Pages           : 26
        Date            : 19-Nov-98
   This document describes basic ideas and data components of
   'Capability Card,' which is a kind of attribute certificates designed
   from the standpoint of a secure communication framework on the
   Internet. Similar to the SPKI certificates, a capability card can be
   used to grant a person particular access privileges to resources like
   WWW pages, IRC channels, and message boxes.  In addition, it can
   carry a variety of descriptive information about the issuer, the
   resources, and the privileges specified in it.  A capability card is
   written in XML, which is becoming a standard format rapidly for the
   internet data exchange. Consequently, users can handle various
   information in capability cards visually with an XML viewer.  This is
   a fairly desirable feature for the existing internet services.
   In this document, following the motivation and the basic concepts,
   the elements of XML DTD of capability cards are described.


Dan Connolly, W3C
Received on Wednesday, 1 September 1999 17:55:27 UTC

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