Talk:Root certificate

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Is a root certificate and an SSL certificate the same?

TLS[edit]

This page mentions TLS which is "Transport Layer Security". I did note that the isn't an entry in wikipedia for TLS; however, there is an entry for Transport Layer Security. Should that be hyper linked to the TLS entry? Just a thought. PS: It is currently Nov. 4, 2006 20:28 GMT.

This seems to have been done. JamesHDavenport (talk) 15:25, 16 March 2010 (UTC) james h davenport

Certificate Chain[edit]

Should we move some of this information into a section called, "certificate chain"? Dprust 15:42, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Subordinate certification authorities[edit]

This should be probably mentioned in the article:

"Subordinate certification authorities" are a little known device: The root CAs in your browser can delegate permission to issue certificates to an unlimited amount of subordinate CAs (SCA) just by signing their certificate, not by borrowing their precious private key to them. Even Wikipedia doesn't mention this, nor do any public transparent listings exist of all the sub-CAs that your browser trusts every day.

--Tgr (talk) 08:49, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

It's implicitly there by talking of a tree structure, but I've made it more explicit. JamesHDavenport (talk) 15:26, 16 March 2010 (UTC)