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RFC 8410, "Algorithm Identifiers for Ed25519, Ed448, X25519, and X448 for Use in the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure", August 2018

Source of RFC: curdle (sec)

Errata ID: 6229
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: David von Oheimb
Date Reported: 2020-07-12

Section 10.2 says:

An example of a self-issued PKIX certificate using Ed25519 to sign an
X25519 public key would be

Notes:

The given example certificate is self-issued but not self-signed (which is fine because its public key cannot be used for signing).
It includes a subjectKeyIdentifier but not an authorityKeyIdentifier.

For not self-signed certificates RFC 5280 requires in section 4.2.1.1 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5280#section-4.2.1.1) that the authorityKeyIdentifier is present.

Thus for such an example certificate the authorityKeyIdentifier MUST be added in order to be a conforming certificate.
Otherwise, cert chain validation will be mislead to assume that the certificate is self-signed (while usually not actually verifying this supposition).

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