Voting on Ballot 168 (BR Corrections) has now closed. The results are as follows:
From the CAs, we received 25 YES votes, 0 NO votes and 0 Abstentions
NOTE: Due to the membership status of 4 CAs that voted YES (which will be approved on tomorrow’s call), those 4 votes are disqualified, giving us a total of 21 YES votes.
From the Browsers, we received 3 YES votes, 0 NO votes and 0 Abstentions
Therefore the ballot passes, unanimously.
Detailed results can be seen on the ballot tracker (with the CAs whose vote doesn’t count shown in red): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FBsMZjlzyvK3mFR1u4qMqvZwlI86yJ-v0am1pCBo8uI/edit#gid=4
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CA/B Forum Chair
Ballot 168: Baseline Requirements Corrections (Revised)
The following motion has been proposed by Peter Bowen of Amazon and endorsed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA and Rich Smith of Comodo:
A number of small corrections and clarifications to the Baseline Requirements have been identified. These are, in general, changes that reflect the existing understanding of the Baseline Requirements by the Forum. Due to the understanding that these primarily represent existing practice, they are combined for efficiency.
— MOTION BEGINS —
Effective the date of passage, the following modifications to the Baseline Requirements are adopted:
In Section 1.6.1:
* In the definition of “Country”, replace “soverign nation” with “Soverign State”;
In Section 1.6.3:
* Delete RFC2560;
* Insert “RFC6960, Request for Comments: 6960, X.509 Internet Public Key Infrastructure Online Certificate Status Protocol – OCSP. Santesson, Myers, Ankney, Malpani, Galperin, Adams, June 2013.”;
* Delete X.509v3
* Insert “X.509, Recommendation ITU-T X.509 (10/2012) | ISO/IEC 9594-8:2014 (E), Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – The Directory: Public-key and attribute certificate frameworks.”
Move the content in section 3.3.1 to section 4.2.1 to become the third paragraph in 4.2.1 and leave section 3.3.1 blank.
In section 4.9.9, replace all occurrences of “RFC2560” with “RFC6960”.
In section 5.2.2, insert “CA” immediately before “Private Key”.
In section 6.1.2, append “without authorization by the Subscriber” to the end of the first sentence.
In section 6.1.6, update the last citation to read: “[Source: Sections 220.127.116.11.2 and 18.104.22.168.3, respectively, of NIST SP 56A: Revision 2]”
In section 6.2, in the second sentence, insert “CA” immediately before both instances of “Private Key”.
In section 6.2.5, append “without authorization by the Subordinate CA” to the end of the sentence.
In sections 22.214.171.124(e) and 126.96.36.199(h) change the organizationName line to read:
– organizationName (OID 188.8.131.52): This field MUST be present and the contents MUST contain either the Subject CA’s name or DBA as verified under Section 184.108.40.206. The CA may include information in this field that differs slightly from the verified name, such as common variations or abbreviations, provided that the CA documents the difference and any abbreviations used are locally accepted abbreviations; e.g., if the official record shows “Company Name Incorporated”, the CA MAY use “Company Name Inc.” or “Company Name”.
In section 220.127.116.11(d), replace the text with “The cA field MUST NOT be true.”
Replace “Subordiate” with “Subordinate” in the title of 18.104.22.168.
In section 9.6.1 item 6:
* Insert “are the same entity or” immediately prior to “are Affiliated”;
* Remove “and accepted”.
In section 9.6.3 item 2, replace “maintain sole control” with “assure control”.
* Section 1.6.1, in the definition of “Subscriber”
* Section 4.1.2
* Section 22.214.171.124
* Section 4.9.11
* Section 9.6.1
* Section 9.6.3
— MOTION ENDS —
The review period for this ballot shall commence at 1740 UTC on 26 April 2016, and will close at 2200 UTC on 3 May 2016. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2200 UTC on 10 May 2016. Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread.
A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear ‘yes’ in the response. A vote against must indicate a clear ‘no’ in the response. A vote to abstain must indicate a clear ‘abstain’ in the response. Unclear responses will not be counted. The latest vote received from any representative of a voting member before the close of the voting period will be counted. Voting members are listed here: https://cabforum.org/members/