Method and apparatus for retrieving X.509 certificates from an X.500 directory

  • US 5,774,552 A
  • Filed: 12/13/1995
  • Issued: 06/30/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of retrieving an authentication certificate from a directory accessible by a directory service agent in a directory user agent, comprising the steps of:

  • transmitting an open connection message comprising a search criteria message including certificate attributes to establish communication between the directory user agent and the directory service agent;

    searching the directory for authentication certificates responsive to the search criteria message;

    fetching the authentication certificates; and

    transmitting the fetched authentication certificates to the directory user agent.

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