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RE: Encoding of 509 serial # and SKI

From: Greg Whitehead <gwhitehead@signio.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 12:58:59 -0700
Message-ID: <6B962A1EE646D31193270008C7A4BAB5B215C5@mailer.payflow.com>
To: "'tgindin@us.ibm.com'" <tgindin@us.ibm.com>, "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
Cc: David.Solo@citicorp.com, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Also keep in mind that some x509 implementations don't sign protect the asn1
encoding of the serial number properly, which could make the conversion
to/from an xml encoded integer fragile.


-----Original Message-----
From: tgindin@us.ibm.com [mailto:tgindin@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 12:15 PM
To: Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
Cc: David.Solo@citicorp.com; w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Encoding of 509 serial # and SKI

"Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>@w3.org on 07/07/2000 02:47:08 PM

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To:   David.Solo@citicorp.com
cc:   w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Subject:  Re: Encoding of 509 serial # and SKI

At 08:40 2000-07-07 -0400, David.Solo@citicorp.com wrote:
 >I don't think we agreed on what the X509SerialNumber should be.  Its
 >listed as a string (which is ambiguous) and could be either
ds:CryptoBinary or
 >integer (it is defined in ASN as an integer).  I'm indifferent (anyone
have a
 >strong preference?) but would probably lean towards integer.

Ok, I'll change it to integer.

[Tom Gindin] Remember, some CA's assign this field as the output of a hash
function - 160 bits is the longest on record, I think.
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