CA Cert Policy: Specify minimum key sizes

RESOLVED INVALID

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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
12 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: gerv, Unassigned)

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One suggestion for a future revision of the CA Cert Policy is that we should specify minimum key sizes, either just for roots or for roots, intermediates and end entity certificates.

The exact restrictions would need to be discussed, but doubtless we would take into account the views of our crypto team and advice from places like NIST.

Gerv

Comment 1

12 years ago
Mozilla does not usually pre-install intermediate or site certificates into its products.  Thus, if the policy does indeed address intermediate or site certificates, the policy must then make clear what happens when such certificates fail to comply with the minimum key size.  

For example, will Mozilla products fail to establish a secure session with a non-compliant key.  Or will the products merely refuse to import such certificates into their databases?  
Assignee: gerv → nobody
Discussion of this sort of thing now happens in mozilla.dev.security.policy, and documents are prepared on the wiki. So this information has been moved to:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/CA:Problematic_Practices
which seems the right sort of place for it to be if it's going to be taken into account for future policy revisions.

There's no good resolution to use; INVALID will have to do.

Gerv
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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