000021963 - How to add a custom attribute to a certificate in RSA BSAFE

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Article Number000021963
Applies ToRSA BSAFE Cert-J
RSA BSAFE Cert-C
IssueHow to add a custom attribute to a certificate in RSA BSAFE
Is there a way to add a custom attribute to a certificate so that it is displayed as DDD = "123"?
ResolutionIf you want any program to be able to display your "attribute" as a string, you can use one of the existing standard attribute types. If you define your own attribute type, there is no way for existing programs to display it as a string, since it is not a standard attribute.

For example, some CAs use organizationalUnit to store custom information. So you wouldn't be able to have:

DDD = "123"

but you could have:

OU = "DDD = 123"
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