Re: What ASN.1 got right

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Thu, 04 March 2021 15:54 UTC

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Cc: Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, IETF Discussion Mailing List <ietf@ietf.org>, Jared Mauch <jared@puck.nether.net>
Subject: Re: What ASN.1 got right
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On Thu, Mar 04, 2021 at 04:11:18PM +0100, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
> As it allows key management, verification, etc without necessarily
> telling world+dog what you are doing (but for the occasional bulk down
> load of some CRLs).

You can dispense with CRLs/OCSP if you use sufficiently short-lived
certificates.

That requires an online CA to certify those short-lived certificates,
but it's online infrastructure that is required only once or twice per
rotation period for any one end entity.

Nico
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