This Certificate Policy defines the Basic Level certificate policy for use by the conforming CAs when issuing public key certificates.

This document is consistent with RFC 2527. Therefore there are some sections that are maintained for compatibility, although they do not apply exactly to the services required by this CP. Glossary provides a glossary of terms used in this document.

Within this document the words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", "OPTIONAL" are to be interpreted as in RFC 2119. (See Appendix A).

In this document the expression "conforming CA" is used to indicate a CA whose behavior is conforming to the set of provisions specified in this document.

1.1. Overview

This CP describes the requirements which MUST be met by a conforming CA in issuing digital certificates.

This CP MAY be used by a relying party to determine the level of trust associated with this policy. An X.509 Version 3 certificate issued by a conforming CA SHOULD contain a reference to this certificate policy.

More detailed information about the practices which a conforming CA employs in its operations in issuing certificates can be found in its Certification Practice Statements (CPS).

1.2. Identification

1.3. Community and Applicability

Conforming CAs can choose freely which are the community and applicability of their issued certificates but it MUST clearly specify them in its own CPS.

1.4. Contact Details