[cabfpub] Misissuance of certificates

Eddy Nigg eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Mon Nov 9 17:09:16 UTC 2015

On 11/09/2015 06:52 PM, Doug Beattie wrote:
> If the public can accesses a site and can view the certificate then I 
> agree the customer has made it public.


> But, publicly trusted certificates are also used within company 
> firewalls on intranets.


> In this case the customer may have an expectation (right or wrong) 
> that the certificate and the FQDNs contained within it remain "private".


> We had been planning to use CT with name redaction to support making 
> all certificates publicly available without exposing the exact FQDNs 
> being secured.

Is that even possible? I don't think so, otherwise what's the use for CT 
in first place...

And with this understanding why CT should be optional and subject to the 
subscriber's consent in first place I guess.

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