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Re: NIST involvement in PKI


        Both of the co-chairs of PKIX are involved with this NIST effort.
To that extent, we will try to ensure that the NIST work is consistent with
the PKIX documents.  The scope of the NIST work is potentially broader,
involving levels of functionality (expressed in terms of minimum essential
requirements) that certificate management hardware and software must
provide within the government context.  So, for example, the NIST activity
might call for a GUI for the CA software, whereas the PKIX documents would
be mum on the topic of user interfaces.