Re: [pkix] Self-issued certificates

mrex@sap.com (Martin Rex) Mon, 13 July 2015 16:32 UTC

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From: mrex@sap.com (Martin Rex)
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Subject: Re: [pkix] Self-issued certificates
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??? wrote:
> 
> What really caused our headaches was some web server such as
> Microsoft IIS does not recognize self-issued certificates.
> For a CA performing its key rollover with self-issued certificates,

A CA which attempts to perform key rollover with self-issued certificates
is violating the 1997 UN convention on the prohibition on the use of
anti-personel land mines.

Public CAs seem to do it properly and safely, and include a
generation identifier in the subject DNames of new CA keys.

Do not be surprised if your attempts to use self-issued certificates
fail with other PKI software as well.

-Martin