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2 Glossary
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7 CRL
8 Definition from :rfc:`5280`:
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10 X.509 defines one method of certificate revocation. This method
11 involves each CA periodically issuing a signed data structure called
12 a certificate revocation list (CRL). A CRL is a time-stamped list
13 identifying revoked certificates that is signed by a CA or CRL
14 issuer and made freely available in a public repository. Each
15 revoked certificate is identified in a CRL by its certificate serial
16 number.