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

Dean Coclin dean.coclin at digicert.com
Fri Jan 12 21:24:01 UTC 2024

Voting has concluded on Ballot CSC 21v2 and the results are as follows:


Certificate Issuers: 
Yes: (6) Digicert, eMudra, Entrust, Globalsign, HARICA, Viking Cloud

No: (0)

Abstain: (1) Sectigo


Certificate Consumers:
Yes: (1) Microsoft

No: (0)

Abstain: (0)


Quorum was achieved. Therefore the ballot passes.


Dean Coclin 






From: Cscwg-public <cscwg-public-bounces at cabforum.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Morton via Cscwg-public
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Subject: [Cscwg-public] Voting Period begins - Ballot CSC-21v2: Signing Service Update


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://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/urldefense.com/v3/__https:/github.com/cabforum/code-signing/compare/e0da5532ab81e35e2e92536c1bc9ea3c36765b26..1a134a77e74fb93ca2581d288e5a82859d6e8f88__;!!FJ-Y8qCqXTj2!auN14YJqoQ2adPYSUrT8wa45kpRPjd7Xza8iRd3H_TddLXP2yVYYx015i6Di97WxYOAYiaj8sDrTa0x9R7OcYiulEdIm$___.YXAzOmRpZ2ljZXJ0OmE6bzpkOTRmZDBkNzAxMjIzZDZiOWNiY2UwMzdmYmI3YjVjZTo2OjAzNjE6ODMxNGI0YzRkMDljMzE3NjcwMzE3MTU5ODgxMzE3ZWQ5YWVlYWRjNWRiYjk0NmYyNzQ0MzVlZGJjZjQyNDE5NjpoOkY>  



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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