X.509v3 certificates for Secure Shell authentication

Example message for use of an X.509v3 certificate for a public key for the Digital Signature Algorithm when used in a Diffie-Hellman key exchange method.


X.509 public key certificates use a signature by a trusted certification authority to bind a given public key to a given digital identity. This document specifies how to use X.509 version 3 public key certificates in public key algorithms in the Secure Shell protocol.

Keywords: X.509 certificates, Secure Shell (SSH)


Kevin Igoe, Douglas Stebila. X.509v3 certificates for Secure Shell authentication. RFC 6187. Internet Engineering Task Force, March 2011. © IETF Trust and the authors.