[Cscwg-public] Voting Period begins - Ballot CSC-21v2: Signing Service Update

Bruce Morton Bruce.Morton at entrust.com
Fri Jan 5 20:01:43 UTC 2024

Purpose of the Ballot
This ballot updates the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly‐Trusted Code Signing Certificates“ version 3.4 in order to clarify language regarding Signing Service and signing requests. The main goals of this ballot are to:

  1.  Clarify the Signing Service definition and the expected deployment model.
  2.  Remove requirements for signing request.
  3.  Change text so Signing Service is not categorized as a Delegated Third Party.
  4.  Not allow Signing Service to transport Private Key to Subscriber.
  5.  Ensure Network Security Requirements are applicable to Signing Service.
  6.  State audit requirements for Signing Service.
The following motion has been proposed by Bruce Morton of Entrust and endorsed by Tim Hollebeek of DigiCert and Ian McMillan of Microsoft.


This ballot updates the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly‐Trusted Code Signing Certificates” ("Code Signing Baseline Requirements") based on version 3.4. MODIFY the Code Signing Baseline Requirements as specified in the following redline: https://github.com/cabforum/code-signing/compare/e0da5532ab81e35e2e92536c1bc9ea3c36765b26..1a134a77e74fb93ca2581d288e5a82859d6e8f88<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/github.com/cabforum/code-signing/compare/e0da5532ab81e35e2e92536c1bc9ea3c36765b26..1a134a77e74fb93ca2581d288e5a82859d6e8f88__;!!FJ-Y8qCqXTj2!auN14YJqoQ2adPYSUrT8wa45kpRPjd7Xza8iRd3H_TddLXP2yVYYx015i6Di97WxYOAYiaj8sDrTa0x9R7OcYiulEdIm$>

The procedure for this ballot is as follows: Discussion (minimum 7 days)

·                 Start Time: 2023-12-15 00:00 UTC

·                 End Time: 2024-01-05 20:00 UTC

Vote for approval (7 days)

·                 Start Time: 2024-01-05 20:00 UTC

·                 End Time: 2024-01-12 20:00 UTC

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