[cabfpub] streetAddress

Geoff Keating geoffk at apple.com
Wed May 17 22:04:20 UTC 2017

> On 17 May 2017, at 3:08 am, Adriano Santoni via Public <public at cabforum.org> wrote:
> All, would like some opinions about the following question:
> Can it be considered "okay" if the streetAddress component of an OV (or EV) certificate Subject contains some more information than it's strictly specified (or, more exactly, exemplified) in ITU-T X.520 ?
> ITU-T X.520 (aka ISO/IEC 9594-6) reads: 
> "The Street Address attribute type specifies a site for the local distribution and physical delivery in a postal address,
> i.e., the street name, place, avenue and house number"
> For instance, how would you consider a street Address that, in addition to street name and house number, also contains a country name: compliant? non-compliant? of dubious compliance?

Can you give an example?

I think the most likely outcome is that the address is simply wrong—not non-compliant, but not referring to the intended or actual address. 

In many cases with complex or weird postal addresses, it is probably preferable to use the postalAddress component instead, which gives you 6 lines (alas limited to 30 characters each).

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