[cabfpub] Urgent: BR Exceptions for Subordinate CA Certificates

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Nov 1 11:14:19 UTC 2013

On 31/10/13 20:31, Rob Stradling wrote:
> On 31/10/13 19:35, Kathleen Wilson wrote:
> <snip>
>> * BR 9.1.3 says that the Issuer Organization Name (O) field must not
>> contain a generic designation. The BIT legacy roots have the DN
>> "o=admin,c=CH". However, Swiss law apparently reserves this particular
>> string as a 'brand' to BIT.
> If "o=admin,c=CH" is reserved within that jurisdiction, then surely it's 
> _not_ a generic designation?

That is (part of) the case we are making. If there is consensus that the
circumstances make this particular string non-generic, then that will
help us greatly to solve the problem.


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