Re: [Trans] Precertificate format

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Sat, 25 October 2014 16:51 UTC

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I think you are suggesting the format used in a .p7c file.  If I understand correctly, I fully support this idea.

Russ

> We (the 6962-bis editors) would like to propose that we replace the existing precertificate formats with a TBSCertificate wrapped in PKCS#7. This lays to rest, we think, any possible confusion with X509v3 certs, whilst allowing a simple mapping between the final cert and the pre-cert.
> 
> Obviously there are details to be nailed down, but before we do so, we'd like to hear any discussion on the general idea.