[Mono-dev] Question about Mono.Security.X509

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 15:19:38 EDT 2008

Hello David,

On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 14:26 -0400, David Wolinsky wrote:
> Is anyone working on X509CertificateBuilder.  

AFAIK no one. The actual class does everything that mono itself requires
(mostly implementing the makecert tool).

> I am putting together a 
> little work to add a single URI to SubjectAltName and add the extension 
> to the CertificateBuilder.  It appears to work in both .Net and Mono.  
> They were able to properly read the certificate and Identify the 
> SubjectAltName.  If someone is working on this, how much more robust 
> would you want this before you would take it in as a patch?

Mono.Security is stable so any change must be forward compatible (e.g.
adding new stuff is possible but changing existing API is unlikely to be

Also any new features should come with unit tests to make sure any
future change won't break them.

Other than this it's as simple as posting your patch for review on this
list (as long as you're willing the code to be available under the MIT
X11 license).


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