[cabf_validation] Omitting the O field in IV certificates

Ben Wilson ben.wilson at digicert.com
Thu Oct 22 08:23:29 MST 2015

On today's call we discussed the need to modify the BRs to allow CAs to omit
the O field when an individual's name appears in the certificate.  


Does anyone want to draft a ballot to amend section of the BRs, or
is one already drafted?  


Subsection b. should be modified.  It states, "Because Subject name
attributes for individuals (e.g. givenName ( and surname (
are not broadly supported by application software, the CA MAY use the
subject:organizationName field to convey a natural person Subject's name or


Is subsection a. the place to add a provision that allows first names /
given names and last names /surnames in the Common Name field?  Or do two
new separate fields need to be designated? 

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