Ballot 75 – NameConstraints Criticality Flag (Passed)
Kathleen Wilson made the following motion, and Steve Roylance and Adam Langley endorsed it.
Delete the following text from the “Subordinate CA Certificate” section of both the Baseline Requirements Appendix B and EV Guidelines Appendix B:
“All other fields and extensions MUST be set in accordance to RFC 5280.”
AND replace it with the following:
“F. nameConstraints (optional).
If present, this extension SHOULD be marked critical*.
All other fields and extensions MUST be set in accordance to RFC 5280.
* Non-critical Name Constraints are an exception to RFC 5280 that MAY be used until the Name Constraints extension is supported by Application Software Suppliers whose software is used by a substantial portion of Relying Parties worldwide.”
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