05903882 is referenced by 387 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method of managing reliance in an electronic transaction system includes a certification authority issuing a primary certificate to a subscriber and forwarding to a reliance server, information about the issued primary certificate. The reliance server maintains the forwarded information about issued primary certificate. The subscriber forms a transaction and then provides the transaction to a relying party. The transaction includes the primary certificate or a reference thereto. The relying party sends to the reliance server a request for assurance based on the transaction received from the subscriber. The reliance server determines whether to provide the requested assurance based on the information about the issued primary certificate and on the requested assurance. Based on the determining, the reliance server issues to the relying party a secondary certificate providing the assurance to the relying party.

Title
Reliance server for electronic transaction system
Application Number
8/767257
Publication Number
5903882
Application Date
December 13, 1996
Publication Date
May 11, 1999
Inventor
Richard Ankney
Chantilly
VA, US
Frank W Sudia
Newton Centre
MA, US
Paul A Turner
Sandy
UT, US
Alan Asay
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Pillsbury Madison & Sutro
Assignee
Certco
NY, US
IPC
H04L
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