Re: What ASN.1 got right

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Wed, 03 March 2021 17:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: What ASN.1 got right
To: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
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On 3/2/21 7:35 PM, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2021 at 07:00:35PM -0800, Michael Thomas wrote:
>> NRE vs constant help desk. [...]
> I can't parse "NRE".

Non-recurring engineering, ie upfront cost.


> Short-lived certs == no one ever forgets to automate the fetching of new
> ones.
>
> When you have two-year certs you need CRLs and OCSP and you always
> forget to renew.
>
> When you have five-day certs you cannot forget to renew more than twice
> because you won't like the constant outages, so you'll automate.
>
> Heck, you could dial that down to eight-hour certs.  After all, with JWT
> we use JWKs that last only a few hours, so you *really* have to fetch
> them on a schedule.

Or you just expect online and not worry about any of this.

I'm not even sure why you'd want to use certs in your use case. You're 
just reinventing Kerberos.

Mike