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CA/Browser Forum Announces Organizational Reform Working Group

The CA/Browser Forum is a voluntary organization of leading certification authorities (CAs) and vendors of Internet browser software and other applications. At the twenty fifth face to face meeting of the CA/Browser Forum, held in Santa Clara, California, USA on February 22 and 23rd, 2012, the membership agreed to form a working group on organizational reform. The task of this ... Read More »

Ballot 64 Revised – Recognized Existence

Ballot 64 Revised – Recognized Existence (Passed Unanimously) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Rich Smith and Stephen Davidson endorsed it: Motion begins Effective immediately: Erratum begins In EV Guidelines v1.3, replace Section 7.2.2(1): The Private Organization MUST be a legally recognized entity whose existence was created by a filing with (or an act of) the Incorporating or ... Read More »

Ballot 65 – QIIS Definition Update

Ballot 65 – QIIS Definition Update (Passed Unanimously) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Rich Smith and Stephen Davidson endorsed it: — Motion begins — Effective immediately: — Erratum begins — Replace Section 10.10.5 in the EV Guidelines: A Qualified Independent Information Source (QIIS) is a regularly-updated and current, publicly available, database designed for the purpose of accurately ... Read More »

CA/Browser Forum Approves Baseline Requirements for SSL/TLS Certificates

irst industry-wide standard for the issuance and management of SSL/TLS digital certificates DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT   The CA/Browser Forum has released the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly Trusted Certificates,” the first international baseline standard for the operation of Certification Authorities (CAs) issuing SSL/TLS digital certificates natively trusted in browser software. SSL/TLS digital certificates are used to ... Read More »

Ballot 62 – Adopt Baseline Requirements Draft 50

Ballot 62 – Adopt Baseline Requirements Draft 50 (Passed) Motion Ben Wilson made the following motion, and Bruce Morton and Eddy Nigg endorsed it: Motion begins The CA/Browser Forum adopts the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” Draft 50 (available here: https://www.cabforum.org/wiki/Baseline%20Draft%2050%20Versions ) as Version 1.0 and sets an Effective Date of 1 July 2012. It ... Read More »

Ballot 61 – Verification Requirements for Parent Subsidiary

Ballot 61 – Verification Requirements for Parent Subsidiary (Passed Unanimously) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Stephen Davidson and Rich Smith endorsed it: Motion begins Effective immediately, Erratum begins Add Section 10.11.3: “10.11.3. Parent/Subsidiary/Affiliate Relationship. A CA verifying an Applicant using information of the Applicant’s Parent, Subsidiary, or Affiliate, when allowed under section 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.5.1, or 10.6.2, ... Read More »

Ballot 60 – Verification Requirements for Parent Subsidiary

Ballot 60 – Verification Requirements for Parent Subsidiary (Quorum not met) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Rich Smith and Bruce Morton endorsed it: Motion begins Effective immediately, Erratum begins Add Section 10.11.3: “10.11.3. Parent/Subsidiary/Affiliate Relationship. A CA verifying an Applicant using information of the Applicant’s Parent, Subsidiary, or Affiliate, when allowed under section 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.5.1, or ... Read More »

Ballot 58 – Operational Existence Through Parent Subsidiary

Ballot 58 – Operational Existence Through Parent Subsidiary (Passed Unanimously) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Tony Berman and Rich Smith endorsed it: Motion begins Effective immediately, Erratum begins Replace 10.5.1 following: “10.5.1 Verification Requirements If the Applicant has been in existence for less than three years, as indicated by the records of the Incorporating Agency or Registration ... Read More »

Ballot 57 – Verifying Agency Through Confirmation of Employment Using QIIS or QGIS

Ballot 57 – Verifying Agency Through Confirmation of Employment Using QIIS or QGIS (Passed Unanimously) Motion Ryan Koski made the following motion, and Ben Wilson and Rich Smith endorsed it: Motion begins Effective immediately, Erratum begins In Section 10.7.2.(2), insert after (B): “(C) Obtaining confirmation from a QIIS or QGIS that the Contract Signer and/or Certificate Approver is an employee ... Read More »

Ballot 56 – QGIS Contact Information

Ballot 56 – QGIS Contact Information (Passed Unanimously) Motion Ryan Koski made the following motion, and Moudrick Dadashov and Ben Wilson endorsed it: Motion begins Based on the current EV Guidelines, in order to verify the legal existence and identity of the Applicant in the cases of Private Organizations (10.2.2.(1)) and Business Entities (10.2.2.(3)), the contact information for the QGIS ... Read More »