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X.509 Certificates to be Deprecated

Posted: Friday, 28 May 2010

ARIN is in the process of transitioning many of our current services to the new web-based ARIN Online platform.  Because the web-based platform will use a more secure authentication model, ARIN will be deprecating support for X.509 certificates. After 28 May 2010, ARIN will not accept new requests for X.509 certificates. ARIN will continue supporting the use of X.509 certificates for user authentication until late 2010. After that time, all transactions with X.509 signatures will no longer be authenticated. We encourage people who are using X.509 to either move to PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) or to use ARIN Online as new features become available.  

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at hostmaster@arin.net.

Regards,

Leslie Nobile
Director of Registration Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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