Today I was thinking about alternate names and playing around with issuing a cross certificate for /IBM I would like to ask you, if you use this feature because I know only one customer who uses alternate names. What are the issues/problems that prevent using it?
Isn't this feature meant to have also usernames with special characters, like german umlauts, in a person documents without using those special characters in the username? I think yes, but there may be issues not to use it this way as I know several customers using german umlauts in the username instead of using alternate names.
OK, I found one issue that is so awful, I can't believe this is working as designed. Have a user with plain ASCII in his username and add a alternate name having umplauts (you can have just ONE alternate name per user). Now open a new mail and the address dialog. You will see something similar to what I outline in the second screenshot: A dialog box presenting the username as "<Lastname>, <Firstname>" and additional as "<Firstname> <Lastname>/<Organisation>". I can't see the reason why this is completely off.