Ballot CSC-9 – Spring 2021 Cleanup and Clarification

IPR Review Results

The review period has ended and no exclusion notices were filed.

The final documents, with the effective date being 9 September 2021, are available here.

Voting Results

Voting on Ballot CSC-9 has concluded and the ballot has passed. Below are the results:

CAs voting in favor: Actalis, Certum (Asseco), DigiCert, eMudhra, Entrust, GlobalSign, HARICA, Sectigo,, SecureTrust

CAs opposed: None
CAs abstaining: None

Certificate Consumers:

In Favor: Microsoft

Opposed: None

Abstaining: None

The Chair instructs the Vice Chair to create the guideline as voted.

Dean Coclin


Purpose of this ballot:

Cleanup and clarify requirements in the Baseline Requirement for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Code Signing Certificates v2.3.

The following motion has been proposed by Bruce Morton, and endorsed by Ian McMillan of Microsoft and Corey Bonnell of DigiCert.


This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly‐Trusted Code Signing Certificates“ version 2.3 according to the following redline.

Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Code Signing Ballot CSC-9


The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Discussion (7 days) Start Time: 2021-07-20, 11:30 Eastern Time (US) End Time: not before 2021-07-27, 11:30 Eastern Time (US)

Vote for approval (7 days) Start Time:

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