[CentOS] Why is localhost self-signed cert a CA cert?
rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Jan 9 00:42:40 UTC 2013
On 01/08/2013 06:38 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> 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.
CA:TRUE means it is a signing cert. In RFC 5280, app C.2 end-entity cert:
(g) the certificate is an end entity certificate, as the basic
constraints extension is not present;
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