Ballot CSC-11 – Update to log data retention requirements

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Certificate IssuersCertum (Asseco)
Certificate ConsumersMicrosoft
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Purpose of the Ballot

Update the log data and retention of log data requirements in the Baseline Requirement for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Code Signing Certificates v2.5. The following motion has been proposed by Ian McMillan of Microsoft, and endorsed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) and Bruce Morton (Entrust).


This ballot updates the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly‐Trusted Code Signing Certificates“ version 2.5 according to the attached redline which includes:

  • Update section 15 “Data Records” removing references to [SSL/TLS] Baseline Requirements for this section in totality
  • Update section 15 “Data Records” to include sub-section 15.1 “Types of Events Recorded” and describing the requirements for CAs and Third Party Delegates while removing “Signing Services”
  • Update section 15 “Data Records” to include sub-section 15.2 “Timestamp Authority Data Records”
  • Update section 15.1 to clarify 4(f) for security event logging on Timestamp Authority servers
  • Update section 15.1 on 4(d) for security event logging to no longer include “hardware failures”
  • Update section 15 “Data Records” to include sub-section 15.3 “Data Retention Period for Audit Logs”
  • Update section 15.2 to no longer reference Baseline Requirements section 5.4.3 and defined a specific retention period for CA, subscriber certificate, Timestamp Authority, and security event data records for at least 2 years

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