Since we use ACES certificates for sending healthcare information in a way that mimimizes MITM, I was surprised to read the following.
"The Federal PKI has cross-certified other agencies and commercial CAs, which means their certificates will be trusted by clients that trust the Federal PKI. However, none of these roots are publicly trusted. Even when a publicly trusted commercial CA is cross-certified with the Federal PKI, they maintain complete separation between their publicly trusted certificates and their Federal PKI cross-certified certificates. As a result, there is not currently a viable way to obtain an individual certificate for use in TLS/HTTPS that is issued or trusted by the Federal PKI, and also trusted by the general public." Source CIO Council The new ACES CP dated Jan 17 2017 does not assure public use of the ACES root. _______________________________________________ dev-security-policy mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-security-policy