Object Identifier

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Object Identifiers (OIDs) are an identifier mechanism standardized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for naming any object, concept, or "thing" with a globally unambiguous persistent name.


As defined in theI TU X.690 standard, the OID is primarily used in X.509 Certificates.


The preferred term for most uses in the Document Object Identifier as defined in ISO and IETF.