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ISO Standardizes the Process of Embedding LEIs in Digital Certificates


  • Date: 2020-08-19

ISO has defined a standard approach for Certification Authorities to embed Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) within digital certificates. Details outlining the process have been included in ISO 17442, following a revision published in early August. The move to simplify LEI integration paves the way for all digital certificates to be linked by a universal identifier to verified and regularly updated entity reference data, in a freely accessible repository, and also can contain the certificate owner’s role within a legal entity. This would make certificates easier to manage, aggregate and maintain and would provide greater overall transparency.

Simplified LEI integration supports identity management within digital exchanges and facilitates increased efficiencies and advanced trust across digital certificate ecosystem.