Definitions Edit

Directory service is

[a] service to search and retrieve information from a catalogue of well defined objects, which may contain information about certificates, telephone numbers, access conditions, addresses etc.[1]
[a] person who locates and furnishes certificates and other information about persons, such as distinguished names, on-line addresses and identifying or descriptive information, either directly, or through links to third party directories of such information.[2]

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 18 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).
  2. ABA Digital Signature Guidelines, at 29.

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