[cabfpub] OCSP For Root CA

Myers, Kenneth (10421) kenneth.myers at protiviti.com
Mon Jan 11 19:41:38 UTC 2016

Sorry everyone, included the policy conflict section as well.

The confusion is due to the following in section of V1.3.1 of the BR, which I interpret to mean the CDP is mandatory while the OCSP is the one that is potentially optional. I may not fully understand stapling, but thought it was a browser function and not a CA function. Subordinate CA Certificate
b. cRLDistributionPoints
This extension MUST be present and MUST NOT be marked critical. It MUST contain the HTTP URL of the
CA's CRL service.
c. authorityInformationAccess
With the exception of stapling, which is noted below, this extension MUST be present. It MUST NOT be
marked critical, and it MUST contain the HTTP URL of the Issuing CA's OCSP responder (accessMethod = It SHOULD also contain the HTTP URL of the Issuing CA's certificate (accessMethod =
The HTTP URL of the Issuing CA's OCSP responder MAY be omitted, provided that the Subscriber "staples" the
OCSP response for the Certificate in its TLS handshakes [RFC4366].

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