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NOTICE OF REVIEW PERIOD – BALLOT SC6

This Review Notice is sent pursuant to Section 4.1 of the CA/Browser Forum’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy (v1.3). This Review Period is for Final Maintenance Guidelines (30 day Review Period). A complete draft of the Draft Guideline that is the subject of this Review Notice is attached. Date Review Notice Sent: Sept. 14, 2018 Ballot for Review: Ballot SC6 – ... Read More »

Ballot 158 – Adoption of Code Signing Baseline Requirements

Voting on Ballot 158 (Code Signing BRs) closed on 17 December 2015.   The results are as follows: In the CA category, 17 CAs voted YES, 1 voted NO and 3 Abstained In the Browser category, 2 browsers voted YES, 3 browsers voted NO and none Abstained Therefore the ballot fails. Detailed results can be seen here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FBsMZjlzyvK3mFR1u4qMqvZwlI86yJ-v0am1pCBo8uI/edit#gid=4   After a ... Read More »

Forum Releases Final Code Signing Baseline Requirements for Vote

The Code Signing Working Group of the CA/Browser Forum announces the ballot of the final draft of the Code Signing Baseline Requirements. This version takes into account comments received in the first and second rounds of public review, comments from WebTrust auditors, and an additional three months of editing by the Working Group. Code Signing Requirements 2015-11-19 This is ballot 158 ... Read More »

CA/B Forum Releases Code Signing Baseline Requirements – Final Draft for Public Exposure

The Code Signing Working Group of the CA/Browser Forum announces the final draft of the Code Signing Baseline Requirements. This version takes into account comments received in the first round of public review as well as comments from WebTrust auditors. Additional changes/corrections were incorporated by the working group over the past 3 months.  Baseline requirements for codesigning – Feb 4 ... Read More »

CA/Browser Forum Releases Code Signing Baseline Requirements Public Comment Draft

In 2013, the CA/Browser Forum voted to create a Code Signing Working Group whose sole purpose was to come up with a set of Baseline Requirements for the issuance of Code Signing Certificates. The result of that effort is the: Baseline Requirements for Code Signing Certificates, Public Comment Draft (doc) Baseline Requirements for Code Signing Certificates, Public Comment Draft (pdf) ... Read More »

Notice of IPR Review Period for Amendment to the EV Code Signing Guidelines by Ballot 117

Pursuant to Section 4.1 of the CA/Browser Forum’s IPR Policy, this is notice of the commencement of a 30-day IPR maintenance-guideline review period by which certain provisions of the IPR will become applicable to these recent changes made to the EV Code Signing Guidelines by Ballot 117. Ballot 117 clarified what is allowed in the Common Name and Subject Alternative ... Read More »

New Working Group on Performance Formed

Announcing the formation of the Performance Working Group – Call for Participants The CA/Browser Forum has chartered a Performance Working Group, the purpose of which is to review certificate contents, choice of proposed ciphers, webserver configuration, and OCSP configuration for best practice guidance for performance while still providing acceptable levels of security. The CA/Browser Forum would like to invite interested ... Read More »

Announcing the formation of the Code Signing Working Group – Call for Participants

The CA/Browser Forum has chartered a Code Signing Working Group, the purpose of which is to come up with Baseline Requirements to reduce the incidences of signed malware. The CA/Browser Forum would like to invite interested third parties to participate. The working group meets bi-weekly by phone and had its first face to face meeting in Munich on June 13th ... 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 »