[cabfpub] RFC5280-related Ballot - For Discussion

Ben Wilson ben.wilson at digicert.com
Mon Apr 10 19:23:57 UTC 2017


I’ve posted the proposal to the PKIX list and haven’t heard sufficient opposition on that list, IMHO, that would merit holding up this proposed revision to the Baseline Requirements.  I need two endorsers for a ballot.



From: Ryan Sleevi [mailto:sleevi at google.com]
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Subject: Re: [cabfpub] RFC5280-related Ballot - For Discussion

For those who want to understand why the IETF rejected this change, the thread begins at


You can also see https://datatracker.ietf.org/liaison/376/ and the discussion at https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/pkix/current/msg02361.html

This was reviewed prior to the production of 5280 - that is, it was known at the time 5280 was produced, and was decided not to adopt - see https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/pkix/current/msg02357.html and https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/pkix/current/msg02336.html

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Ben Wilson via Public <public at cabforum.org<mailto:public at cabforum.org>> wrote:

   Here is a redlined version of sections and of the Baseline Requirements which proposes amendments to the way the Baseline Requirements handle the maximum length for subjectAltName, commonName and organizationName and also clarifies the use of the underscore character.

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