Re: a question about X509 flag

Marvin Häuser

Hey Wenyi,

Sorry, I cannot help with the time one, but "partial chain" is how virtually any other crypto-solution works out-of-the-box. Basically there is a disagreement about what defines a root certificate, and while some think it is the OpenSSL default of requiring a self-signed certificate for root, many people including myself strongly disagree and do not believe it follows from the RFCs. I'm not aware of any bad security implications of either model. So, this merely allows any certificate in the chain (the top one may be self-signed *if* it even is a certificate, it may just as well be a trusted public key for all we know) to be eligible to be added to the trust store and root a trust chain.

Further reading:

Cc CryptoPkg maintainers and edk2-devel for further feedback

Best regards,

On 27/09/2021 10:53, wenyi,xie via wrote:

I have a question about flag set in X509_STORE. Does anyone know why need to set flags X509_V_FLAG_PARTIAL_CHAIN and X509_V_FLAG_NO_CHECK_TIME to X509Store in TlsNew() (CryptoPkg\Library\TlsLib\TlsInit.c)


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