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Certification Practice Statement

Acronym(s):
CPS
Definition(s):

  A statement of the practices which a Certification Authority employs in issuing certificates.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-15

  A statement of the practices that a CA employs in issuing, suspending, revoking and renewing certificates and providing access to them, in accordance with specific requirements (i.e., requirements specified in this CP, or requirements specified in a contract for services).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32

  A statement of the practices that a certification authority (CA) employs in issuing, suspending, revoking, and renewing certificates and providing access to them, in accordance with specific requirements (i.e., requirements specified in this Certificate Policy, or requirements specified in a contract for services).
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-32)

Synonym(s):
Certification Practices Statement
  A statement of the practices that a certification authority employs in issuing certificates.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 2
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