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2024-03-28 Minutes of the CA/Browser Forum Teleconference

CA/Browser Forum Teleconference

March 28, 2024

Attendees: Aaron Gable - (Let’s Encrypt), Aaron Poulsen - (Amazon), Abhishek Bhat - (eMudhra), Adam Jones - (Microsoft), Adrian Mueller - (SwissSign), Adriano Santoni - (Actalis S.p.A.), Andreas Henschel - (D-TRUST), Antti Backman - (Telia Company), Ben Wilson - (Mozilla), Brianca Martin - (Amazon), Bruce Morton - (Entrust), Clint Wilson - (Apple), Corey Bonnell - (DigiCert), Corey Rasmussen - (OATI), Dean Coclin - (DigiCert), Dong Wha Shin - (MOIS (Ministry of Interior and Safety) of the republic of Korea), Inaba Atsushi - (GlobalSign), Jaime Hablutzel - (OISTE Foundation), Jay WIlson - (Sectigo), Johnny Reading - (GoDaddy), Jos Purvis - (Fastly), Karina Sirota - (Microsoft), Keshava Nagaraju - (eMudhra), Kiran Tummala - (Microsoft), Lynn Jeun - (Visa), Marco Schambach - (IdenTrust), Martijn Katerbarg - (Sectigo), Michael Slaughter - (Amazon), Michelle Coon - (OATI), Miguel Sanchez - (Google), Nargis Mannan - (VikingCloud), Nate Smith - (GoDaddy), Naveen Kumar - (eMudhra), Nicol So - (CommScope), Nome Huang - (TrustAsia), Paul van Brouwershaven - (Entrust), Rich Kapushinski - (CommScope), RIch Smith - (DigiCert), Rollin Yu - (TrustAsia), Sandy Balzer - (SwissSign), Scott Rea - (eMudhra), Stephen Davidson - (DigiCert), Tathan Thacker - (IdenTrust), Thomas Zermeno - (, Trevoli Ponds-White - (Amazon), Wayne Thayer - (Fastly), Wendy Brown - (US Federal PKI Management Authority), Yashwanth TM - (eMudhra), Yoshihiko Matsuo - (Japan Registry Services).

1.Roll Call

Paul Van indicated 7 new participants from prior SCWG (see above).

2.Read Note-well

Paul read the note-well statement.

3.Review Agenda

No updates

4.Approval of Minutes

a) Minutes from the February 15, 2024 Teleconference(minutes were distributed 2024-03-21) was approved.

b) Minutes from March 14, 2024 Teleconference (minutes were distributed 2024-03-15) was approved.

c) Minutes from F2F 61 (minutes was updated 2024-03-25) was approved.

5.Server Certificate Working Group update

Kiran provided the update on the SCWG.

  • SC72 is in voting period.
  • SC73 is in discussion period.
  • Compromised/Weak key is in review period.

Wayne provided update on Validation SubWG.

  • Multi perspective domain validation ballot is in an extended discussion period.
  • There was discussion about the EV guideline related to the automation, BR and BR domain/IP address validation method.

6.Code Signing Certificate Working Group update

Bruce provided the update for CSCWG.

  • Timestamp requirement ballot is going to discussion period.
  • There was discussion about Superseded Ballot SCS-23 EV Code Signing Guidelines is needed subsequence IPR.
  • Identrust has been accepted as a full member and WG will have further discussion regarding the Key Factor being upgraded to an associate member.

7.S/MIME Certificate Working Group update

Stephen provided the update for SMCWG.

  • SMC06 is in discussion period through next Thursday.
  • Some of the relevant new language was inserted in the middle of section of the TLS BR. The S/MIME BR incorporate the text from section
  • The WG discussed that the S/MIME “adopted and then improved” the organizationIdentifier text from the EV Guidelines - particularly in the use of the GOV, INT, and LEI (when Active/Corroborated) registration schemes.
  • There will be a discussion relating to the use of the Legacy profiles and the reasonable timeframe for the deprecation of Legacy.

8.Forum Infrastructure Subcommittee update

Jos provided the update for FIS.

  • There was a discussion about mailing list starting with moving the infrastructure list over to Google groups. WG will have a report to the forum on what that looks like and what our proposal is for fixing things up.
  • WG will Continually improve the membership tools to make them more useful and reduce the need for separate spreadsheets to calculate quorum for a particular ballot.
  • WG discussed about the contents of the website, GitHub repository for infrastructure.

9.NetSec Working Group update

Clint provided the update for NSWG.

  • WG reviewed the Restructure Draft about any remaining feedback and it will move into a discussion period.

10.IPR update Subcommittee

Ben provided the updated to the IUS.

Ben was soliciting interest members to participate in PAG, so far about 10 to 15 individuals have shown interest. Ben proposed the deadline for receiving new members to April 5th.

11.Next F2F meeting schedule

  • May28-30, 2024 :Bergamo, Italy (Registration will close after at the end of this month. )

  • Oct 1-3, 2024: Seattle, WA, USA(Amazon)

  • March: Tokyo, Japan (SECOM)

  • June: Toronto, Canada (CPA Canada)

  • October: Warsaw, Poland (Asseco Data Systems)

12.Next call: April 11, 2024


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