[cabf_validation] [cabfquest] BR Other Subject Attributes

Doug Beattie doug.beattie at globalsign.com
Wed Feb 20 06:34:14 MST 2019

I don't think we archive emails to the Questions list, so I wanted to get this on the record within the archives because it's an important topic.

Based on this response, it confirms that CAs can include any Subject Attribute they need as long it's verified by the CA (presumably via documented rules in their CPS) while EV currently prohibits any Subject Attribute not specifically listed in sections 9.2.1 through 9.2.7, except perhaps OU.


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From: Questions <questions-bounces at cabforum.org> On Behalf Of Dean Coclin
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [cabfquest] BR Other Subject Attributes


Thank you for contacting the CA/B Forum. You are correct. applies to Subject attributes other than those listed in .a through .i, and the Baseline Requirements permit CAs to include Subject attributes that are not defined in (Note that different rules apply to EV).

Best regards,

Dean Coclin
for the CA/B Forum

-----Original Message-----
From: Questions <questions-bounces at cabforum.org> On Behalf Of sts07065692175 at ezweb.ne.jp
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 12:52 AM
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Subject: [cabfquest] BR Other Subject Attributes

Hello people.

The title of subsection of BR is "Other Subject Attributes".

I think the word "Other" means this article DOES NOT apply attributes listed from to, namely CN, O, givenName, surname, streetAddress, L, ST, postalCode, C nor OU.

Am I right?

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