3rd CACR Information Security Workshop
Patrick Richard, Xcert International, Inc.
Extending Attribute Protocols for Status Management and "Other Things"
Founder of Xcert International, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer,
Mr. Richard is the architect of the Xcert Universal Directory API (XUDA)
and leads Xcert's core development team. Mr. Richard has worked on
distributed messaging technologies at Northern Telecom and Microsoft.
In 1994 Mr. Richard founded Whistler Networks, the first commercial
Internet community in British Columbia. This company was successful in
wiring the largest ski resort in North America to the Internet,
integrating a variety of groundbreaking web-based sales, purchasing and
reservation systems with the existing back-end legacy systems
of local businesses.
Mr. Richard has pioneered the integration of public key cryptography
with directory technologies on the Internet. Mr. Richard developed the
first web-based certificate authority (CA) and created the first public
website to use client authentication using digital certificates.
Mr. Richard is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF). He participates in several related IETF working groups including
PKIX, CAT, TLS and ASID, and has co-authored a number of working group