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( DESC 'introduction' )

Introduction to common certificate practice statements

This object identifier (OID) describes our Introduction to our common certification practices statement.

ASN1 notation: {iso(1) identified-organization(3) dod(6) internet(1) private(4) enterprise(1) openosi(27630) cps(1) common(0) introduction(1) }
URN notation: urn:oid:
IETF DOT notation:
BNF notation (RFC822 Backus-Naur form): ( DESC 'introduction' )
Description:  Common certificate practice statements - COMMON

This document identifies and introduces the set of provisions, and indicates the types of entities and applications for which this CP / CPS is targeted.

Introduction to the common Certificate policy of openOSI Certification authority (CA)

This Certificate Policy (CP) defines 5 certificate policies for use by openOSI Certification authority (openOSI CA) to facilitate PKI operations of the open source community, and to foster X509 digital certificates as a key privacy enhancement technology. Interoperability between openOSI CA and other Entity PKI domains is on the roadmap when cross certification will be supported by our open source infrastructure. The policies represent four different assurance levels (Basic, Internet2, Intermediate, and High) for public key certificates. The level of assurance refers to the strength of the binding between the public key and the entity whose subject name is cited in the certificate, the business process used to control the use of the private key, and the security provided by the PKI itself. It is on the roadmap to make these business processes available as BPEL workflow.

This openOSI CP is consistent with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Public Key Infrastructure X.509 (IETF PKIX) RFC 3647, Certificate Policy and Certification Practices Framework. Parts of this document are also inspired by FBCA (US Federal Bridge Certification Authority) certificate policy although openOSI don't assert any FBCA CP OID except in policy mapping extensions.

Introduction to the common Certification practices statement of openOSI Certification authority (CA)

This Certification practices statement (CPS) defines five certificate's profile. They help the user to determine the level of trust that its organization or given services can put in the certificates that are issued from openOSI CA inheriting this OID. For each of its four level of assurance openOSI define five certificate profile (for persons, for virtual persons, for hosts, for software or appliance services, for software code). For each certificate profile there is an appropriate process for authentication corresponding to the level of assurance.


With this OID, the aim of openOSI is to publish an introduction of its certificate policy common statements that are inherited by the following OID. In addition this common OID may be refined by a child of same following OID :


The usage of this common certificate policy is to be a single point of reference for others openOSI CP/CPS OID. This OID can be used by anyone under an LGPL license if corresponding policy is enforced.

XML format

	<asn1-notation>{iso(1) identified-organization(3) dod(6) internet(1) private(4) enterprise(1) openosi(27630) cps(1) common(0) introduction(1)}</asn1-notation>
	<description> Introduction to Certificate policy with Common certification practices statement </description>
	<information>More <i>information</i> can be found in <a href="http://www.openosi.org/openosi/display/oid/">openOSI introduction to common CP/CPS</a> </information>
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