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

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at oracle.com
Wed Aug 26 11:53:57 UTC 2020

On 8/21/20 2:01 PM, Xuelei Fan wrote:
> 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.

Good point. Several methods in X509CertSelector and X509CRLSelector 
reference RFC 2253 several times. I have changed them to be consistent 
so that the first reference in each method is a link to 2253, while the 
rest of them are text.


> Xuelei
> 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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