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Issuance of Proxy Certificate Residing in Web Portal by Browser Based Digital Certificate Through HyperText Transfer Protocol

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Executive Summary

Proxy certificate has been used in many web portal services, especially if the remote services require the services to act on user behalf to connect to other servers that require certificate based authentication. This paper describes the method of enabling direct creation of proxy certificate via web browser to web portal using user's private key that resides in client computer. This method can be used for proxy certificate issuance on any web based applications. For example, proxy certificate can use by web services portal for job delegation and single sign-on to multiple computing nodes.

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