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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 »

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 »