As per picture below, why does Windows use the CN (common name) rather than the O (organisation) for "Issued to:" when viewing an SSL certificate in Windows

Viewing an SSL certificate in Windows

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    If nothing else, the CN value is what used to get matched on for SSL/TLS. And S/MIME certs in a company are all O=This Company, but CN=Whose Cert This Is – bartonjs Apr 24 '18 at 0:58
  • How does it help to see 172 certificates labeled "Stack Exchange Inc." if I am troubleshooting certificates for "superuser.com" and "stackoverflow.com"? – Anaksunaman Apr 24 '18 at 9:12

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