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As Root CA are kept offline for security purposes, how does it sign OCSP Response sent by Client for Intermediate Certificate Status Check?

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OCSP responses may be signed not only by the CA itself, but also a designated OCSP signer. That's an X.509 certificate issued by that CA with the OCSPSigning (1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.9) extended key usage.

For details see RFC 6960, section 4.2.2.2.

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