"Gilliam, Charles" <Char...@CONTENTGUARD.COM> wrote on
27 Dec 2002 04:20:25 -0500
Is the proposal for the TC to act similar to "Consumers Reports" and test known solutions, designate "Editors Choices" and provide test results? Any third parties would then be free to use the results and opinions to help decide what solution is best for it.
<PK>"It is proposed that the e-Notary TC identify various registration procedures and technical aspects within registration procedures. In addition the e-Notary TC can provide a rating system for the technical aspects and procedures. This rating system will allow a weight to be attached to a digital credential and allows a verifier to make a judgement on the quality of the digital credential. In addition a method for annotating this weighting to a document witnessed or signed with a given credential may be established."
<JM> The rating system is for use by relying parties in that it gives them a way to perform due diligence as between different brands and types of certificates from certificate issuers in an equivalent and standardized way. The selection can be included in a document as meta-data about the type and weight of digital credential that was used for future reference.