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// Copyright (c) 2005 DMTF.  All rights reserved.
   [Version ( "2.8.0" ), 
    UMLPackagePath ( "CIM::User::PublicKey" ), 
    Description ( 
       "A Certificate Authority (CA) is a credential management "
       "service that issues and cryptographically signs certificates. "
       "It acts as an trusted third-party intermediary in establishing "
       "trust relationships. The CA authenticates the identity of the "
       "holder of the \'private\' key, related to the certificate\'s "
       "\'public\' key." )]
class CIM_CertificateAuthority : CIM_CredentialManagementService {

      [Description ( 
          "The CAPolicyStatement describes what care is taken by "
          "the CertificateAuthority when signing a new certificate. "
          "The CAPolicyStatment may be a dot-delimited ASN.1 OID "
          "string which identifies to the formal policy statement." )]
   string CAPolicyStatement;

      [Description ( 
          "A CRL, or CertificateRevocationList, is a list of "
          "certificates which the CertificateAuthority has revoked "
          "and which are not yet expired. Revocation is necessary "
          "when the private key associated with the public key of a "
          "certificate is lost or compromised, or when the person "
          "for whom the certificate is signed no longer is entitled "
          "to use the certificate." ), 
       OctetString]
   string CRL[];

      [Description ( 
          "Certificate revocation lists may be available from a "
          "number of distribution points. CRLDistributionPoint "
          "array values provide URIs for those distribution points." )]
   string CRLDistributionPoint[];

      [Description ( 
          "Certificates refer to their issuing CA by its "
          "Distinguished Name (as defined in X.501)." ), 
       Dn]
   string CADistinguishedName;

      [Description ( 
          "The frequency, expressed in hours, at which the CA will "
          "update its Certificate Revocation List. Zero implies "
          "that the refresh frequency is unknown." ), 
       Units ( "Hours" ), 
       PUnit ( "hour" )]
   uint8 CRLRefreshFrequency;

      [Description ( 
          "The maximum number of certificates in a certificate "
          "chain permitted for credentials issued by this "
          "certificate authority or it\'s subordinate CAs. \n"
          "The MaxChainLength of a superior CA in the trust "
          "hierarchy should be greater than this value and the "
          "MaxChainLength of a subordinate CA in the trust "
          "hierarchy should be less than this value." )]
   uint8 MaxChainLength;


};