- CRL Distribution Points

Submitted by j.onions at nexor.co.uk from host trident.nexor.co.uk ( on Fri Mar 21 17:51:32 MET 1997 using a WWW entry form.

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OID description:

This extension field shall be used only as a certificate extension and may be used in both CA-certificates and end-entity certificates. This field identifies the CRL distribution point or points to which a certificate user should refer to ascertain if the certificate has been revoked. A certificate user can obtain a CRL from an applicable distribution point or it can obtain a current complete CRL from the CA directory entry.

This extension may, at the option of the certificate issuer, be either critical or non-critical.

cRLDistributionPoints EXTENSION ::= {
	SYNTAX CRLDistPointSyntax
	IDENTIFIED BY id-ce-cRLDistributionPoints

CRLDistPointSyntax ::= SEQUENCE SIZE (1..MAX) OF DistributionPoint

DistributionPoint ::= SEQUENCE {
	distributionPoint [0] DistributionPointName OPTIONAL,
	reasons		  [1] ReasonFlags OPTIONAL,
	cRLIssuer	  [2] GeneralNames OPTIONAL

DistributionPointName ::= CHOICE {
	fullname	[0] GeneralNames,
	nameRelativeToCRLIssuer [1] RelativeDistinguishedName

ReasonFlags ::= BIT STRING {

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Entered: Fri Mar 21 17:51:32 MET 1997 (not changed manually)