Export (0) Print
Expand All

Attribute Architecture

The following interfaces are used to add attributes to a certificate request:

The architecture follows that defined in the ASN.1 module of the PKCS #10 certification request syntax.


CertificationRequestInfo ::= SEQUENCE 
{
   version                 CertificationRequestInfoVersion,
   subject                 ANY,
   subjectPublicKeyInfo    SubjectPublicKeyInfo,
   attributes              [0] IMPLICIT Attributes
}

Attributes ::= SET OF Attribute

Attribute ::= SEQUENCE 
{
   type       EncodedObjectID,
   values     AttributeSetValue
}

The ICryptAttributes collection corresponds to the attributes field, and each ICryptAttribute object in the collection corresponds to an ASN.1 Attribute structure.

Each Attribute consists of an object identifier (OID) and zero or more values associated with the OID. A single OID-value pair is represented by an IX509Attribute interface. You can use an IX509Attributes collection to initialize an ICryptAttribute object, but each attribute in the collection must be associated with the same OID. Typically, an attribute has only one value.

You can use any of the following interfaces, which derive from IX509Attribute, to create a single OID/value attribute pair:

For example, the following procedure shows how to create a ClientId attribute.

Aa374839.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo create a ClientId attribute

  1. Retrieve an ICryptAttributes object from an IX509CertificateRequestPkcs10 or IX509CertificateRequestCmc object.
  2. Create and initialize an IX509AttributeClientId object.
  3. Create an IX509Attributes collection and add the IX509AttributeClientId object.
  4. Use the IX509Attributes collection to initialize an ICryptAttribute object.
  5. Add the ICryptAttribute object to the collection retrieved in step 1.

The following example shows the ASN.1 output of the ClientId attribute. The attribute contains the DNS name of the computer on which the request was generated (test3d.jdomcsc.nttest.microsoft.com), the SAM name of the user (JDOMCSC\administrator), and the name of the application that generated the request (certreq).


0136: 30 57; SEQUENCE (57 Bytes)
0138: |  06 09                            ; OBJECT_ID (9 Bytes)
013a: |  |  2b 06 01 04 01 82 37 15  14
      |  |     ; 1.3.6.1.4.1.311.21.20 Client Information
0143: |  |  31 4a                         ; SET (4a Bytes)
0145: |  |     30 48                      ; SEQUENCE (48 Bytes)
0147: |  |        02 01                   ; INTEGER (1 Bytes)
0149: |  |        |  09
014a: |  |        0c 23                   ; UTF8_STRING (23 Bytes)
014c: |  |        |  74 65 73 74 33 64 2e 6a  64 6f 6d 63 73 63 2e 6e 
015c: |  |        |  74 74 65 73 74 2e 6d 69  63 72 6f 73 6f 66 74 2e 
016c: |  |        |  63 6f 6d                                         
      |  |        |     ; "test3d.jdomcsc.nttest.microsoft.com"
016f: |  |        0c 15                   ; UTF8_STRING (15 Bytes)
0171: |  |        |  4a 44 4f 4d 43 53 43 5c  61 64 6d 69 6e 69 73 74 
0181: |  |        |  72 61 74 6f 72                                   
      |  |        |     ; "JDOMCSC\administrator"
0186: |  |        0c 07                   ; UTF8_STRING (7 Bytes)
0188: |  |           63 65 72 74 72 65 71                             
      |  |              ; "certreq"

Related topics

ICryptAttribute
ICryptAttributes
IX509Attribute
IX509Attributes

 

 

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft