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Ballot 115 – Invited Guest to Meeting 31

Motion by Ben Wilson Endorsed by Symantec and Trend Micro on 1/22/2014 Pursuant to Section 5.4 of the Bylaws, “other persons” may be invited by the Chair in the Chair’s discretion to participate in a CA/Browser Forum Meeting based on a person’s relevant expertise. In light of recent discussion and the proposed Ballot 110, which if endorsed will not complete ... Read More »

Ballot 89 – Publish Recommendations for the Processing of EV SSL Certificates v.2(passes)

Voting on Ballot 89 closed.  Ten voted in favor – Buypass, Comodo, D-TRUST, DigiCert, GoDaddy, Izenpe, SSC, Symantec, Trend Micro, and Opera. Mozilla abstained.  There were none opposed. Therefore, Ballot 89 passes. Motion: Rick Andrews made the following motion, and Ben Wilson and Kirk Hall endorsed it: Motion begins The CA/Browser Forum authorizes the publication of “Recommendations for the Processing ... Read More »

Ballot 113 – Revision to QIIS in EV Guidelines(passes)

Ballot 113 – Revision to QIIS in EV Guidelines Voting ended on 13 January 2014.  Quorum was 6 and 21 votes were cast—20 by CAs and 1 by Browsers.   Twenty votes were in favor of the amendment.  Izenpe abstained.  Therefore, the ballot passes. The following proposal comes from EV working group. Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Rich Smith ... Read More »

Ballot 111 – Accelerate Max Certificate Lifetime Reduction Timetable

Ballot 111 – Accelerate Max Certificate Lifetime Reduction Timetable Gervase Markham (Mozilla) made the following motion, endorsed by Eddy Nigg from StartCom and Ryan Hurst from Globalsign: — Motion begins — The CAB Forum wishes to take advantage of the /de facto/ deprecation of the near-ubiquitous SHA-1 hash algorithm in the Web PKI and its 1 January 2017 retirement by ... Read More »

Ballot 109 – Create SSL Performance Working Group(passed)

Ballot 109 – Create SSL Performance Working Group Voting on Ballot 109 has closed. Seventeen voted in favor – Buypass, Comodo, DigiCert, Disig, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, QuoVadis, SECOM, SSC, StartCom, Symantec, Trustis , TURKTRUST, Google, Microsoft, Opera, and Mozilla. There were no abstentions and none opposed. Therefore, Ballot 109 passes. Gervase Markham (Mozilla) made the following motion, endorsed by Rick Andrews ... Read More »

Ballot 107 – Removing Version Numbers to WebTrust and ETSI Standards From CABF Guidelines

Ballot 107 – Removing Version Numbers to WebTrust and ETSI Standards From CABF Guidelines (Withdrawn) Mads Henriksveen made the following motion, and Inigo Barreira from Izenpe and Kirk Hall from Trend Micro endorsed it: Motion Begins Baseline Requirements (BR) Document History Implementers’ Note: Version 1.1 of these SSL Baseline Requirements was published on September 14, 2012. Version 1.1 of WebTrust’s ... Read More »

Ballot 108 – Defining the Scope of the Baseline Requirements

Ballot 108 – Defining the Scope of the Baseline Requirements (Withdrawn) Motion Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Stephen Davidson and Geoff Keating endorsed it: Motion Begins Amend Section 1 of the Baseline Requirements as follows: The Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates describe a subset of the requirements that a Certification Authority must meet ... Read More »

Ballot 106 – Extended Deadline to Prohibit OCSP “Good” Response for Non-Issued Certificates

Ballot 106 – Extended Deadline to Prohibit OCSP “Good” Response for Non-Issued Certificates (Withdrawn) Motion Given that several CAs have notified the CA/Browser Forum that they will be unable to comply with the 1-August-2013 deadline by which OCSP responders MUST NOT respond with a “good” status for unissued certificates, and that a one-year extension of this deadline is an appropriate ... Read More »

Ballot 105 – Technical Constraints for Subordinate Certificate Authorities Yielding Broader and Safer PKI Adoption.

Ballot 105 – Technical Constraints for Subordinate Certificate Authorities Yielding Broader and Safer PKI Adoption. (Passed) Motion Steve Roylance made the following motion, and Gervase Markham from Mozilla and Stephen Davidson from QuoVadis endorsed it: Motion Begins EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, this ballot provides clarity to the language covering external audits for Subordinate CAs, removing ambiguity as well as providing better alignment ... Read More »

Ballot 104 – EV Domain Validation

Ballot 104 – Domain verification for EV Certificates (Passed) Motion Rich Smith of Comodo made the following motion, and Jeremy Rowley from DigiCert and Mads Henriksveen from Buypass endorsed it: Motion Begins EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, in order to reconcile the differences in domain verification specified in the Baseline Requirements and EV Guidelines, clarify language within the EV Guidelines about the right ... Read More »