''${cn_issuer}'' '''


Common name of certificate signer V8.11 and above

As a part of the STARTTLS form of authentication and encryption, certificates are usually exchanged. The certificate presented by the other side must be authorized by a certificate authority (CA). When it is, this ${cn_issuer} macro is assigned the common name (CN) of the CA that signed that certificate. That value might look like this:

Tan+20Woo      a person's name
Woo+20Poultry  a business name

See Section 21.6.2 to find how and why the value in this macro undergoes special translation.

${cn_issuer} is transient. If it is defined in the configuration file or in the command line, that definition can be ignored by sendmail. Also note that a $& prefix is necessary when you reference this macro in rules (that is, use $&{cn_issuer}, not ${cn_issuer}).

    Part I: Build and Install
    Part II: Administration
    Part III: The Configuration File
    Chapter 21. The D (Define a Macro) Configuration Command
    Chapter 24. The O (Options) Configuration Command