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The Certification Authority Browser Forum (CA/Browser Forum) is a voluntary gathering of Certificate Issuers and suppliers of Internet browser software and other applications that use certificates (Certificate Consumers).

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Ballot SC-73: Compromised and weak keys
June 7, 2024 by Iñigo BarreiraVoting Results Certificate Issuers 23 votes total, with no abstentions: 23 Issuers voting YES: Actalis, Certum (Asseco), CFCA, CommScope, D-TRUST, Disig, Entrust, Fastly, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA, iTrusChina, JPRS, Let’s Encrypt / ISRG, SECOM, Sectigo, SSL.com, SwissSign, Telia Company, TrustAsia, TWCA, VikingCloud 0 Issuers voting NO 0 Issuers ABSTAIN Certificate Consumers 1 votes total, with no abstentions: 1 Consumers voting YES: Mozilla 0 Consumers voting NO 0 Consumers ABSTAIN Bylaws Requirements Bylaw 2.
Ballot CSC-24 - Timestamping Private Key Protection
May 29, 2024 by Corey BonnellResults of Voting Yes No Abstain Certificate Issuers DigiCert, Entrust, Globalsign, HARICA, IdenTrust, Sectigo Certificate Consumers There were not enough Certificate Consumer votes to pass the ballot. Therefore, the ballot FAILS. Purpose of the Ballot This ballot updates the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly‐Trusted Code Signing Certificates“ version 3.7 in order to clarify language regarding Timestamp Authority Private Key Protection. The main goals of this ballot are to:
Ballot SMC07: Align Logging Requirement and Key Escrow clarification
May 24, 2024 by Stephen DavidsonIPR Review of Ballot SMC07: Align Logging Requirement and Key Escrow clarification This Review Notice is sent pursuant to Section 4.1 of the CA/Browser Forum’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy (v1.3). This 30-day Review Period is for the Final Maintenance Guideline that is attached to this Review Notice. Ballot for Review: Ballot SMC07, redline at https://cabforum.org/posts/2024/2024-06-12-SMCWG-ballot-SMC07/CA-Browser-Forum-SMIMEBR-1.0.5-redline.pdf Start of Review Period: June 12, 2024 End of Review Period: 2359 UTC on July 12, 2024
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Code Signing Requirements
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S/MIME Requirements
v1.0.4 - Ballot SMC06 - May 11, 2024

Ballot SMC06: Post implementation clarification and corrections

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The Certification Authority Browser Forum (CA/Browser Forum) is a voluntary gathering of Certificate Issuers and suppliers of Internet browser software and other applications that use certificates (Certificate Consumers).