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update (a certificate)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  1. The act or process by which data items bound in an existing public key certificate, especially authorizations granted to the subject, are changed by issuing a new certificate.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-32)

  2. The process of creating a new certificate with a new serial number that differs in one or more fields from the old certificate. The new certificate may have the same or different subject public key.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (CNSSI 1300 - adapted from "modification")

  The act or process by which data items bound in an existing public key certificate, especially authorizations granted to the subject, are changed by issuing a new certificate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Update (a certificate)