Delta CRL and verify app -extended_crl flag

Heikki Vatiainen hvn at
Wed Mar 27 15:06:40 UTC 2019

I started experimenting with delta CRLs and noticed that 'openssl 
verify' in OpenSSL distribution test suite uses -extended_crl flag with 
-use_deltas. The documentation is not clear if 'extended CRL features' 
also covers delta CRLs and if it is required for deltas to work.

The corresponding verify flags are also mentioned on  the 
X509_VERIFY_PARAM_set_flags manual page, with some caveats regarding 
delta CRLs, but otherwise there seem to be few examples in the net about 
what options to use.

Can anyone confirm if -extended_crl is required for delta CRLs? If it 
is, I can submit a documentation update to make clarify this.

Here are the docs I've used:


Heikki Vatiainen

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