Ballot 11 – Prior Equivalent Authority (Passed)
Bruce Morton has made the following motion, and Nick Hales and Jay Schiavo have endorsed it:
The Guidelines should be amended by the following erratum.
Prior Equivalent Authority. The signing authority of the Contract Signer, and/or the EV authority of the Certificate Approver, MAY be verified by relying on a demonstration of Prior Equivalent Authority.
(A) Prior Equivalent Authority of a Contract Signer MAY be relied upon for confirmation or verification of the signing authority of the Contract Signer when the Contract Signer has executed a binding contract between the CA and the Applicant with a legally valid and enforceable seal or handwritten signature and only when the contract was executed more than 90 days prior to the EV certificate application. The CA MUST record sufficient details of the previous agreement to correctly identify it and associate it with the EV application. Such details MAY include any of the following: · Agreement title · Date of Contract Signer’s signature · Contract reference number · Filing location
(B) Prior Equivalent Authority of a Certificate Approver MAY be relied upon for confirmation or verification of the EV authority of the Certificate Approver when the Certificate Approver has performed one or more of the following: (1) Under contract to the CA, has served (or is serving) as an Enterprise RA for the Applicant (2) Has participated in the approval of one or more SSL certificates issued by the CA, which are currently in use on public servers operated by the Applicant. In this case the CA MUST have contacted the Certificate Approver by phone at a previously validated phone number or have accepted a signed and notarized letter approving the certificate request.
The ballot review period comes into effect at 1700 EST on (Tuesday) 4 Mar 2008, and will close at 1700 EST on (Tuesday) 11 Mar 2008. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 1700 EST on (Tuesday) 18 Mar 2008.
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