Definitions Edit

An accreditation authority is an

[organization that] [a]ssesses and validates that identity providers, attribute providers, relying parties, and identity media adhere to an agreed upon Trust Framework.[1]
[e]ntity trusted by all members of a group of entities for the purposes of the generation of private accreditation information.[2]

References Edit

  1. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, at 32.
  2. ISO/IEC 9798-5 (1999).

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