Re: X509SerialNumber schema

> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 15:30:22 -0500
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> From: Ken Goldman <>
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> Subject: X509SerialNumber schema


> Assuming that (1) is right - If I have an X509SerialNumber from a
> certificate that is a long string of bits (Tom Ginden mentioned back on
> July that some certificates use a hash value of 160 bits) doesn't the
> binary to decimal conversion become computationally painful.

Are you certain this hash is used for CertificateSerialNumber as opposed to
using it for
SubjectKeyIdentifier? RFC2459 Section describes such a hash to be used
for SubectKeyIdentifier.

Glenn Adams

Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2001 11:19:35 UTC