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Code Signing Certificate Working Group

 Code Signing Certificate Working Group

The CA/Browser Forum’s Code Signing Certificate Working Group was chartered to work on requirements applicable to Certification Authorities that issue code signing certificates.

The Code Signing Certificate Working Group adopted v.1.2 of the Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Code Signing Certificates, effective August 13, 2019.

Chair – Dean Coclin

Vice-Chair – Bruce Morton

Code Signing Certificate WG Charter

There are four categories of members in the Code Signing Working Group:

  1. Certificate Issuers: Certificate Authorities that issue publicly trusted code signing certificates. This group can attend all meetings and vote in the working group.
  2. Certificate Consumers: This refers to platforms (OS or other) that “consume” code signing certificates to make decisions about the code signed by the certificate. This group can attend all meetings and vote in the working group.
  3. Interested Parties: Anyone that has an interest in participating in the working group. This group can attend all telephone meetings but cannot vote. They can be invited to face to face meetings by the Chair.
  4. Associate Members: Organizations that add value to the working group as determined by the group. Traditionally these have been organizations such as WebTrust, ETSI, Federal PKI, and ICANN (see: https://cabforum.org/liaisons/). Recently this category has been expanded to include organizations that intend to be in categories 1 or 2 but have not completed all the required steps. This group can attend all meetings but cannot vote.

IN ALL CATEGORIES, EXECUTION AND SUBMISSION OF THE IPR AGREEMENT IS MANDATORY, PER THE CA/BROWSER FORUM BYLAWS (See: https://cabforum.org/ipr-policy/)

Please submit an email to questions@cabforum.org if interested in joining along with your signed IPR form and category of membership. There is no cost to join.

To subscribe to the public mailing list, click here:

https://cabforum.org/mailman/listinfo/cscwg-public

Questions or comments should be sent to questions@cabforum.org.

Thanks,
The Code Signing Certificate Working Group