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Ballot 71 – Auditor Qualification Requirements

Ballot 71 – Auditor Qualification Requirements (Passed) Motion Tim Moses made the following motion, and Inigo Barreira and Ben Wilson endorsed it: Motion begins Effective 1 Jan 2013: Erratum begins … In the Baseline requirements v1.0 A. In Section 3 (References), add: ETSI Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Trust Service Provider Conformity Assessment – General Requirements and Guidance, available at: ... Read More »

Ballot 70 – EV Code Signing Identifier

Ballot 70 – EV Code Signing Identifier (Passed Unanimously) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Tom Albertson and Bruce Morton endorsed it: … Motion begins…. Effective immediately. … Erratum begins … DELETE the following text from the EV Guidelines Appendix H: “(3) Certificate Content. EV Code Signing Certificates MUST meet the minimum content requirements of Section 8.1 and ... Read More »

CA/Browser Forum Publishes Submissions

All responses that the CA/Browser Forum received from the call for position papers and statements of interest on organizational reform have been published to the Web site: Organizational Reform Submissions Read More »

Ballot 67 – Adopt IPR Policy

Ballot 67 – Adopt IPR Policy (Passed) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Gervase Markham and Dean Coclin endorsed it: Motion begins As of April 8, 2012 (“Effective Date”), the CA/Browser Forum adopts Rev. 0_99.2 of ‘CA/Browser Forum Intellectual Property Rights Policy’ and the ‘CAB Forum IPR Policy Agreement’ – available at: https://cabforum.org/wiki/Intellectual%20Property%20Rights?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=IPR+Policy+Draft+99-2.pdf and https://cabforum.org/wiki/Intellectual%20Property%20Rights?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=IPR+Agreement+Draft+99.pdf respectively, as v1.0 ... Read More »

Ballot 66 – Project Lifecycle

Ballot 66 – Project Lifecycle (Passed) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Mads Henriksveen and Tim Moses endorsed it: Motion begins Effective immediately: The CA/Browser Forum adopts the Project Lifecycle model: https://cabforum.org/wiki/ProjectLifecycle And agrees to follow this model in all applicable projects. The ballot review period comes into effect at 2100 UTC on 2 Mar ’12 and will ... Read More »

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://cabforum.org/wiki/Baseline%20Draft%2050%20Versions ) as Version 1.0 and sets an Effective Date of 1 July 2012. It ... Read More »