Glossary

ACME

Automated Certificate Management Environment

A protocol for verifying the ownership of Internet domains and issuing X.509 server certificates. Specified in RFC 8555

API

Application programming interface

ASN.1

Abstract syntax notation one

CRL

Definition from RFC 5280:

X.509 defines one method of certificate revocation. This method involves each CA periodically issuing a signed data structure called a certificate revocation list (CRL). A CRL is a time-stamped list identifying revoked certificates that is signed by a CA or CRL issuer and made freely available in a public repository. Each revoked certificate is identified in a CRL by its certificate serial number.

IDP

Identity provider

IDP is a term used in the description auf authentication and authorization protocols. The IDP provides information related to a user. The user usually has a way to approve or deny the use of his information.