IETF RFC 3739
Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure: Qualified Certificates Profile
|Publication Date:||1 March 2004|
This document forms a certificate profile, based on RFC 3280, for identity certificates issued to natural persons.
The profile defines specific conventions for certificates that are qualified within a defined legal framework, named Qualified Certificates. However, the profile does not define any legal requirements for such Qualified Certificates.
The goal of this document is to define a certificate profile that supports the issuance of Qualified Certificates independent of local legal requirements. The profile is however not limited to Qualified Certificates and further profiling may facilitate specific local needs.