A Certification Scheme for Electronic Commerce

B. Crispo and M. Lomas

University of Cambridge, UK


This paper examines trust in distributed systems. The particular example that we choose is that of key certification, although the techniques have more general application. Existing system do not provide sufficient evidence to help to resolve disputes. We address this problem.

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This paper has been published in the Proceedings "Security Protocols International Workshop", April 10 -12, 1996 Cambridge UK Springer-Verlag LNCS series vol. 1189 pp. 19-32