TLS 1.3: support for status_request extension in CertificateRequest messages

Martin Balao mbalao at
Mon Dec 16 16:19:27 UTC 2019

Hi all,

Looks to me that OpenJDK's TLS 1.3 implementation is not supporting
status_request extension in CertificateRequest messages [1]. This is
specified in RFC 8446 at section " OCSP Status and
SCT Extensions" [2]:

"A server MAY request that a client present an OCSP response with its
certificate by sending an empty "status_request" extension in its
CertificateRequest message.  If the client opts to send an OCSP
response, the body of its "status_request" extension MUST be a
CertificateStatus structure as defined in [RFC6066]."

Note: It's unclear to me why the RFC 8446 requires the status_request
extension to be empty when available in the CertificateRequest the
server sends to the client. Would have made more sense to me if the
extension where the same than in a ClientHello message.

A compatibility issue has been raised by golang people here [3].

My questions are:

 1) is there a reason why this was not implemented?

 2) in case there is not, is this on your roadmap or would you be
interested in a fix proposal?

Apologies if this has been discussed already, but couldn't find anything
on this list.


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