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X509 certificate adding custom meta data

    Question

  • Hi All,
                   I am securing my WCF service using X509 certificate. Is it possbile to add custom metadtata attributes to a X509 certificates? Just like a certificate we produce using makecert.exe would have attributes like subject name etc , can i add my own custom attribute to a x509 certificate?

    Thanks
    Mahesha
    Monday, August 17, 2009 9:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The X509 certificates have attribute extensions for that purpose. However, the certificate authority that issues the certificates is the one that must include those attributes (And they can not be changed once the certificate was issued). The client or the service can not add custom attributes or extensions.

    Regards,
    Pablo.
    Pablo Cibraro - http://weblogs.asp.net/cibrax
    • Marked as answer by RealScorpion Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:34 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2009 5:38 PM