[CentOS] Why is localhost self-signed cert a CA cert?
yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Jan 8 23:38:43 UTC 2013
On 01/08/2013 03:27 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I just checked a couple RFCs. If this is a root CA cert, of course it is
> self-signed. By definition.
> But a self-signed server cert is not a CA root cert....
Yes, it is. A certificate is a root cert unless some other certificate
has signed it. x509 creates a chain of trust. The root of that chain
is the certificate which has no other certificate's signature on it. A
self-signed cert is its own root, and all root certificates are self-signed.
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