RFR (16): 8241003: Deprecate "denigrated" java.security.cert APIs that represent DNs as Principal or String objects

Xuelei Fan xuelei.fan at oracle.com
Fri Aug 21 18:01:24 UTC 2020

Looks fine to me.

Just a trivial format comment.  Some use link for "RFC 2253", some do 
not. It's OK.  And it's good as well if you want to use a uniform style.


On 8/21/2020 9:24 AM, Sean Mullan wrote:
> Ping ...
> On 8/7/20 10:01 AM, Sean Mullan wrote:
>> Please review this change to deprecate the following APIs:
>> java.security.cert.X509Certificate.getIssuerDN()
>> java.security.cert.X509Certificate.getSubjectDN()
>> java.security.cert.X509CRL.getIssuerDN()
>> java.security.cert.X509CertSelector.setIssuer(String)
>> java.security.cert.X509CertSelector.setSubject(String)
>> java.security.cert.X509CertSelector.getIssuerAsString()
>> java.security.cert.X509CertSelector.getSubjectAsString()
>> java.security.cert.X509CRLSelector.addIssuerName(String)
>> These APIs either take or return Distinguished Names as Principal or 
>> String objects which can cause issues due to loss of encoding 
>> information or differences when comparing names across different 
>> Principal implementations. All of them have alternative APIs which use 
>> X500Principal objects instead. They have long had warnings in the 
>> javadoc and have been discouraged from being used. There are no plans 
>> to remove the APIs at this time, as they have been in the platform for 
>> a long time and removing them would be a much higher compatibility risk.
>> webrev: https://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mullan/webrevs/8241003/webrev.00/
>> CSR: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8250970
>> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8241003
>> --Sean

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