Aug 15, 2023
The article goes through the S/MIME BRs changes, Impacts and Solutions/Alternatives to the queries related to ATLAS S/MIME certificate Types:
Starting on September 1, 2023, at 00:00 UTC, new baseline requirements will apply for SMIME certificates that need to be followed by GlobalSign as a publicly Trusted Authority.
The new standards will be implemented by GlobalSign from 21-Aug-23 and will affect the current PersonalSign products from GlobalSign.
Please take a look at the table below for detailed understanding on ATLAS S/MIME BR changes:
|Current Products||Secure Mail [Domain Validated]||Secure Mail Enterprise[Organization Validated]|
|Validation Types as per Baselines requirements||Mailbox validation||Organization validation||Sponsor Validation|
|Organization Identifier Information is needed||N/A||Yes [Just like Organization details, Organization Identifier will be fetched from Identities]||Yes [Just like Organization details, Organization Identifier will be fetched from Identities]|
|Common Name [CN] change for new Certificate, If present||Yes [Only Email address is allowed]||Yes [Email address Or Organization Name allowed only]||No|
|Generation Types allowed: Legacy, Multipurpose, Strict||Yes [All]||Yes [All]||Yes [All]|
|Maximum Validity allowed for certificates||734 Days [For Multipurpose & Strict], 1184 Days [For Legacy]||734 Days [For Multipurpose & Strict], 1184 Days [For Legacy]||734 Days [For Multipurpose & Strict], 1184 Days [For Legacy]|
|Organization Unit field will not be allowed||N/A||Yes||Yes|
|Reissue allowed for existing certificates||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Addition of Pseudonym in API Request & response||N/A||N/A||Yes [Only for Strict & Multipurpose generation types]|
|New S/MIME Intermediate Certificate (GlobalSign ATLAS R6 SMIME CA 2023) will be used for all End Entity (Not applicable if you are using a Custom profile)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New addition in Distinguished Name (DN) Field||No||No||Yes [Given Name / Surname and Pseudonym is introduced]|
|Updates as per BR in Legal service agreements and CP and CPS documents||Yes||Yes||Yes|
For further queries on issuance or renewal etc. kindly contact GlobalSign Support.