White Paper:

Internal Server Names and IP Addresses Requirements

Guidance on the deprecation of internal server names and reserved IP addresses

The CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements for the issuance of publicly-trusted Certificates prohibits the issuance of a Certificate with a subjectAlternativeName (SAN) extension or Subject Common Name field containing a Reserved IP Address or Internal Server Name. This whitepaper explains this change and the reasons behind it, and suggests alternatives for affected subscribers.

In this white paper you'll learn:

  • Why the CA/Browser Forum made the change
  • The dangers of publicly-trusted certificates for non-unique identifiers
  • Recommended alternatives to accommodate the new rule

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