Michael Ströder wrote:
Howard Chu wrote:
Stephen Cartwright wrote:
I looked into this and I don't understand :( Would you please clarify why a DN such as "/C=CA/O=Grid/CN=host/somehost.somedomain.ca" is broken? You said "somehost.somedomain.ca" is not a valid RDN because it just has a value and not a type, however the RDN is not just "somehost.somedomain.ca" but "CN=host/somehost.somedomain.ca" which has a type of "CN" and a value of "host/somehost.somedomain.ca" does it not?
That wasn't clear to me from the output you posted before. Since you were posting a DN that uses '/' as its RDN separator, the software that generated this log output should have escaped the '/' in the attribute value if that was really the situation. E.g., it should have looked like /CN=host%2Fsomehost.somedomain.ca.
Using top-down-order and / as separator is the standard behaviour of OpenSSL. :-/
Right, there's nothing wrong with that, it's a well-established practice with a long history. But what's wrong is that when you use '/' as a separator, then you must escape it when it appears in a value.
One can also display subject and issuer names in certs with
openssl x509 -nameopt rfc2253