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primary key of digital certificates

srini Raman
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Joined: Oct 16, 2006
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Can I consider issuerDN and serial number (both combined) of digital certificate unique for every certificate?

Is serial number of certificate different for every certificate issued by the same issuer?

greg stark
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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The serial number is supposed to be unique as you suggest, according to RFC3280 section

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