[cabf_validation] Omitting the O field in IV certificates

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Thu Oct 22 08:31:37 MST 2015

Do you think it makes sense to harmonize the Subject info with ETSI EN 
319 412-2?


On 10/22/2015 6:23 PM, Ben Wilson wrote:
> 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 DBA.”
> 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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