Re: [pkix] [x500standard] SV: Indirect CRLs

"Santosh Chokhani" <> Thu, 19 November 2015 18:51 UTC

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Look at Section of X.509 and I quote the following: "The cRLIssuer
component identifies the authority that issues and signs the CRL. If this
component is absent, the CRL
issuer name defaults to the certificate issuer name."

Also see Section C.5.1.4 of X.509

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[] On Behalf Of Erik Andersen
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Subject: [x500standard] SV: [pkix] Indirect CRLs

Within X.509 there is not even a small paragraph introducing indirect CRLs
where such information could be introduced. Besides the brief definition,
iCRLs are mentioned the first time within the CRL scope extension (which is

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Emne: Re: [pkix] [x500standard] Indirect CRLs

Without doing the latter, the relying party will not be able to use the
indirect CRL to verify the revocation status of the certificate in the scope
of the indirect CRL.

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Subject: Re: [pkix] [x500standard] Indirect CRLs

Santosh Chokhani wrote:
> Yes.  That is an indirect CRL.
> Note that the CA needs to assert appropriate cRLIssuer in the 
> DistributionPoint field of CRL DP extension of each certificate the CA 
> issues.

Huh?  The latter comment has exactly nothing to do with indirect CRLs.


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