Definitions for "Distinguished Encoding Rules"
Keywords:  asn, der, encode, cryptoapi, ccitt
Rules for encoding ASN.1 objects which give a consistent encoding for each ASN.1 value using a binary format. Microsoft Internet Explorer understands certificates downloaded in this format.
(DER) A set of rules for encoding ASN.1 defined data as a stream of bits for external storage or transmission. Every ASN.1 object has exactly one corresponding DER encoding. DER is defined in CCITT Recommendation X.509, Section 8.7. This is one of two encoding methods currently used by CryptoAPI.
A set of rules used that describes how to encode ASN.1 data objects unambiguously. See Also: ASN.1