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Ballot CSC-23 - Marking the EV Code Signing Guidelines SUPERCEDED

The final documents, with the effective date being 2024-03-26, are available here.

Results of Voting

Certificate IssuersActalis, Asseco (Certum), DigiCert, Entrust, Globalsign, HARICA, IdenTrust, Sectigo,
Certificate ConsumersMicrosoft

Purpose of the Ballot

As agreed at the F2F#61 meeting, this is a ballot to mark the “Guidelines For The Issuance And Management Of Extended Validation Code Signing Certificates” as superceded.

The following motion has been proposed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA and endorsed by Scott Rea of eMudhra and Martijn Katerbarg of Sectigo.


Update the EVCS Guidelines v1.4 to version 1.5 with the following changes: In the “Notice to Readers” section, update the second paragraph to state:

“The Code Signing Working Group considers this document SUPERCEDED as of September 2, 2020. CAs SHOULD NOT use this standard but instead SHOULD use the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly‐Trusted Code Signing Certificates” that has incorporated and improved requirements related to Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates.”

Update section 17.1 to state the following:

“As this document is marked SUPERCEDED, CAs SHOULD NOT be audited against this standard. "

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