TElPolicyConstraintsExtension is a descendant of TElCustomExtension class.
The following paragraph is taken from RFC 2459 (Housley, et. al.), part 220.127.116.11:
«The policy constraints extension can be used in certificates issued to CAs. The policy constraints extension constrains path validation in two ways. It can be used to prohibit policy mapping or require that each certificate in a path contain an acceptable policy identifier.
If the inhibitPolicyMapping field is present, the value indicates the number of additional certificates that may appear in the path before policy mapping is no longer permitted. For example, a value of one indicates that policy mapping may be processed in certificates issued by the subject of this certificate, but not in additional certificates in the path.
If the requireExplicitPolicy field is present, subsequent certificates shall include an acceptable policy identifier. The value of requireExplicitPolicy indicates the number of additional certificates that may appear in the path before an explicit policy is required. An acceptable policy identifier is the identifier of a policy required by the user of the certification path or the identifier of a policy which has been declared equivalent through policy mapping.
Conforming CAs MUST NOT issue certificates where policy constraints is a null sequence. That is, at least one of the inhibitPolicyMapping field or the requireExplicitPolicy field MUST be present. The behavior of clients that encounter a null policy constraints field is not addressed in this profile.
This extension may be critical or non-critical.»