[Cscwg-public] CSWG Cleanup and Clarification Ballot

Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) dzacharo at harica.gr
Fri Jun 4 10:04:40 UTC 2021

On 4/6/2021 12:59 μ.μ., Inigo Barreira wrote:
> Hi
> Thanks Dimitris for highlighting this.
>  1. In section 11.1.2, please update the text to "Qualified
>     Certificates _for electronic signatures_ issued pursuant to....".
>     I realized that there are lots of types of "Qualified
>     Certificates" but we're looking at eSignature Certificates for
>     Natural Persons. In addition, I noticed that the term "personal
>     Certificate" in the same paragraph, is not properly defined and is
>     kind of ambiguous. We might want to clarify that this the CA
>     expects a Certificate where the Subject information identifies a
>     Natural Person. In case we are willing to accept Qualified
>     Certificates for electronic seals, which are issued to Legal
>     Entities, the group should discuss and decide. For now, allowing
>     only eSignature Certificates is the safest approach.
> I´d suggest to include also the seals because those are used 
> frequently for signing code as it represents an organization signing it.

I agree we should allow but as this is supposed to be a "cleanup" 
ballot, we should probably introduce eSeals in a future ballot because 
they are not consistent with the "personal Certificate" statement which 
is currently in that section.

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