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Purpose of Ballot: Similar to Ballot SC-31 which modified the specification of
OCSP validity periods to be in seconds, this ballot modifies the specification
of CRL validity periods to be in seconds to avoid confusion about exactly which
periods are valid and which are not. The ballot also specifies that other time
periods should be handled the same way, which has broader impacts throughout
These changes should not be interpreted as implying that missing a deadline by
a few seconds is any more or less important than it previously was. The
changes are merely intended to provide additional clarity and precision about
exactly where the deadlines are.
The following motion has been proposed by Tim Hollebeek of DigiCert and endorsed
by Trevoli Ponds-White of Amazon and Kati Davids of GoDaddy.
-MOTION BEGINS This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management
of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” (“Baseline Requirements”), based on Version 1.8.0:
MODIFY the Baseline Requirements as specified in the following Redline:
-MOTION ENDS This ballot proposes a Final Maintenance Guideline.
The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
Discussion (7+ days)
Start Time: December 2, 2021 10:30 am Eastern
End Time: No earlier than December 9, 2021 10:30 am Eastern
Vote for approval (7 days)
Start Time: TBD
End Time: TBD