[cabfpub] To revoke or not to revoke 1024

Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Sun Jun 23 20:08:37 UTC 2013

On 06/23/2013 10:32 PM, From Rick Andrews:
>  1. Mozilla’s policy seems to be similar – it says that such certs
>     must expire by January 1, 2014, but it does not mandate that CAs
>     revoke any such certs that would live beyond that date.

Something doesn't make sense here....if the certificates MUST expire by 
a certain date, there can't be any certificates with that requirement 
after that. I assume this means that certificates that are still valid 
should be revoked, otherwise a CA can't guaranty that such certificates 
aren't used anymore (which it shouldn't have issued in first place or 
taken care of it they had a longer lifetime).

However the key is probably the /must expire by/ clause which makes it 
binding. Meaning no more certificates with those properties after X.

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