System and method for installing and using a temporary certificate at a remote site

  • US 6,233,341 B1
  • Filed: 05/19/1998
  • Issued: 05/15/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer-based method for installing a temporary certificate on a client site, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a public key from a client site;

    generating a temporary certificate containing the public key and a validity period; and

    delivering the temporary certificate and a certificate installation downloadable to the client site, thereby enabling installing of the certificate on the client site without requiring network transfer of a client private key.

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