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Default Use of X509V1/V3 create Example .?

Hi,
  I saw two programs in Chapter-6 , Create X509V1 and X509V3 create example. Run java file and print the output on output console.

What is the use of creating such a certificate ?
Can we able to see what type of certificate and where it's created ?

Please help me in this.

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These days V1 certificates are generally only used as root certificates, anything below that in a certificate path should be version 3.

You can find everything you need to know about X.509 certificates and more at:

http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/pkix-charter.html

The primary reference in RFC 3280, which is under the PKIX charter's control. You can find it at:

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3280.txt

Regards,

David



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