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Certificate Transparency

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CT

Definition(s):

  A framework for publicly logging the existence of Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates as they are issued or observed in a manner that allows anyone to audit CA activity and notice the issuance of suspect certificates as well as to audit the certificate logs themselves. (Experimental RFC 6962)
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-16B from RFC 6962
NIST SP 1800-16C from RFC 6962