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Ballot SC40 – Security Requirements for Air-Gapped CA Systems

This ballot was withdrawn and/or failed to go to a vote. This is a continuation of discussion on the air-gapped CA ballot. (As noted below, this formally continues the discussion for this ballot, as of 2021-02-08 17:00 UTC. This discussion period will continue until initiation of the Voting Period (TBD) unless extended or as otherwise determined, pursuant to the CA/Browser ... Read More »

Ballot CSC-7v2: Update to merge EV and Non-EV clauses

Voting has closed on this ballot and the results are as follows: CAs voting in favor (7): Actalis, DigiCert, Entrust, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA CAs opposed: None CAs abstaining: None Certificate Consumers voting in favor (1): MicrosoftCertificate Consumers opposed: NoneCertificate Consumers abstaining: None Therefore the ballot CSC-7 passes. Purpose of the Ballot: The CSC-2 merger of the Code Signing BRs ... Read More »

Ballot SC38: Alignment of Record Archival

This ballot failed to go to a vote and failed pursuant to the Bylaws. This begins the discussion period for Ballot SC38: Alignment of RecordArchival (which I circulated a little while ago). The following ballot is proposed by Neil Dunbar of TrustCor Systems andendorsed by David Kluge of Google Trust Services and Ben Wilson of Mozilla. Purpose of Ballot: After ... Read More »

Ballot Forum 16 – Election of CA/Browser Forum Vice Chair

Voting on Special Ballot Forum 16 has now closed and the ballot has passed. Results are as follow: CAs voting in favor: Actalis, Buypass, Certum (Asseco), CFCA, Chunghwa Telecom, D-TRUST, Disig, eMudhra, Entrust Datacard, Firmaprofesional, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA, iTrusChina, Kamu SM, OATI, OISTE, SECOM, SHECA, SSL.com, TWCA, TrustCor, SecureTrust CAs voting against: None CAs voting to abstain: None Browsers ... Read More »

Special Ballot CSCWG-5: Election of Code Signing Certificate Working Group Vice Chair

Special Ballot CSCWG-5: Election of Code Signing Certificate Working Group Vice Chair The following motion has been proposed by the Code Signing Certificate Working Group Chair Dean Coclin of DigiCert. Purpose of Ballot This special ballot is to confirm the new Vice Chair of the Code Signing Certificate Working Group. — MOTION BEGINS — In accordance with Bylaw 4.1©, Bruce ... Read More »

Ballot CSC-4 v1: Move deadline for transition to RSA-3072 and SHA-2 timestamp tokens

Voting on this ballot has closed. The results are below: 7 CAs voting in favor: Actalis, DigiCert, Entrust Datacard, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA 0 CAs opposed 0 CAs abstaining 1 Certificate Consumer voting in favor: Microsoft 0 Certificate Consumers opposed 0 Certificate Consumers abstaining Therefore the ballot passes. Dean Coclin CSCWG Chair Ballot CSC-4 v1: Move deadline for transition to ... Read More »

Ballot SC32 – NCSSRs Zones

This ballot failed pursuant to the Bylaws. This email begins the discussion period for Ballot SC32. Purpose of Ballot: To remove ambiguity and delineate requirements for physical security and logical security. The Network and Certificate System Security Requirements (NCSSRs) were drafted with the concept of physical and logical “Zones” (Secure Zones, High Security Zones, and everything else outside those zones). ... Read More »

Ballot Forum-14 – Creation of S/MIME Certificates Working Group v2

Voting has ended on Ballot Forum-14, Creation of S/MIME Working Group. The results are as follows: Certificate Issuers: 22 votes in favor: Actalis, Buypass, Certigna (DHIMYOTIS), Certum (Asseco), Chunghwa Telecom, Sectigo (former Comodo CA), D-TRUST, DigiCert, Disig, eMudhra, Entrust Datacard, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA, Kamu SM, OISTE, SHECA, SSL.com, SwissSign, TrustCor, SecureTrust (former Trustwave) 0 No votes 0 Abstention Certificate ... Read More »