[cabfpub] IV OID Ballot 150

Doug Beattie doug.beattie at globalsign.com
Fri Jul 17 14:24:10 UTC 2015

Is there an expected date for when CAs MUST start using this new OID (and perhaps givenName/surname vs. organizationName) if they issue SSL certificates to individuals?   If so, we should include the effective date for this in the ballot.  If there is no date, then can CAs continue to issue SSL certificates to individuals following the current practices indefinitely (ignore MS requirements for a minute as I'm sure we're all negotiating different schedules with them for compliance with their new Root agreement).


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> Subject: Re: [cabfpub] IV OID Ballot 150
> On 17/07/15 07:48, Adriano Santoni wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > whether these OIDs are actually "optional" is arguable, given that
>  > Microsoft is going to require CAs to include them in certificates.....
>  > They will be... "virtually optional" :)
> Precisely. In practical terms, the IV OID will be mandatory.
> If we're going to require givenName/surname and forbid organizationName,
> then it makes sense to do it at the same time as introducing the new IV
> OID. Then, application writers will be able to write code to enforce the
> rule that Subject.organizationName MUST NOT appear in a cert that
> includes the IV OID.
> If, instead, there is a time period during which it's legal to put
> Subject.organizationName into an IV cert, and then we subsequently make
> this forbidden, it'll be harder to enforce this rule in application code.
> Jeremy, I'll propose that ballot once I've seen the final wording for
> ballot 150.
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> Rob Stradling
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