[cabfpub] Fwd: RE: 11.14 (was 11.13)

Jeremy.Rowley jeremy.rowley at digicert.com
Wed Oct 1 23:35:29 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

This is the ballot from the EV working group that attempts to clarify 
the language in 11.14 (11.13 previous to the verified method of 
communication ballot) without changing any of the requirements.  
Previous section 11.13 was poorly organized with lots of 
semi-conflicting statements on when data re-verification was required.  
Changes were not tracked in this ballot as every single section was 
moved or rewritten, making any comparison futile.


*Ballot 123 – Reuse of Information*

Revised Section 11.14 (previous 11.13)

Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert  made the following motion, and Cecilia Kam of 
Symantec and Joanna Fox of GoDaddy have endorsed it.

Motion Begins

Section 11.14 is amended to read as follows:

*11.14 Requirements on the Re-use of Documentation *

For each EV Certificate Request, including requests to renew existing EV 
Certificates, the CA MUST perform all authentication and verification 
tasks required by these Guidelines to ensure that the request is 
properly authorized by the Applicant and that the information in the EV 
Certificate is still accurate and valid. This section sets forth the age 
limitations on for the use of documentation collected by the CA.

*11.14.1 Validation For Existing Subscribers *

If an Applicant has a currently valid EV Certificate issued by the CA, a 
CA MAY rely on its prior authentication and verification of:

(1) The Principal Individual verified under Section 11.2.2 (4) if the 
individual is the same person as verified by the CA in connection with 
the Applicant’s previously issued and currently valid EV Certificate;

(2) The Applicant's Place of Business under Section 11.4.1;

(3) The Applicant’s Verified Method of Communication required by Section 
11.5, provided that the CA verifies the communications as required by 
Section 11.4.2 (2)(A);

(4) The Applicant's Operational Existence under Section 11.6;

(5) The Name, Title, Agency, and Authority of the Contract Signer and 
Certificate Approver under Section 11.8; and

(6) The Applicant's right to use the specified Domain Name under Section 
11.7, provided that the CA verifies that the WHOIS record still shows 
the same registrant as when the CA verified the specified Domain Name 
for the initial EV Certificate.

*11.14.2 Re-issuance Requests *

A CA may rely on a previously verified certificate request to issue a 
replacement certificate, so long as the certificate being referenced was 
not revoked due to fraud or other illegal conduct, if:

(1) The expiration date of the replacement certificate is the same as 
the expiration date of the EV Certificate that is being replaced, and

(2) The Subject Information of the Certificate is the same as the 
Subject in the EV Certificate that is being replaced.

*11.14.3 Age of Validated Data *

(1) Except for reissuance of an EV Certificate under Section 11.14.2 and 
except when permitted otherwise under Section 11.14.1, the age of all 
data used to support issuance of an EV Certificate (before revalidation 
is required) SHALL NOT exceed the following limits:

(A) Legal existence and identity – thirteen months;

(B) Assumed name – thirteen months;

(C) Address of Place of Business – thirteen months;

(D) Applicant's telephone number – thirteen months;

(E) Operational existence – thirteen months;

(F) Domain Name – thirteen months;

(G) Name, Title, Agency, and Authority– thirteen months, unless a 
contract between the CA and the Applicant specifies a different term, in 
which case, the term specified in such contract controls. For example, 
the contract MAY include the perpetual assignment of EV roles until 
revoked by the Applicant or CA, or until the contract expires or is 

(2) The thirteen-month period set forth above SHALL begin to run on the 
date the information was collected by the CA.

(3) The CA MAY reuse a previously submitted EV Certificate Request, 
Subscriber Agreement, or Terms of Use, including use of a single EV 
Certificate Request in support of multiple EV Certificates containing 
the same Subject, to the extent permitted under Sections 11.9 and 11.10.

(4) The CA MUST repeat the verification processes required in these 
Guidelines for any information obtained outside the time limits 
specified above except when permitted otherwise under section 11.14.1.

Motion Ends

The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on October 
2 2014, and will close at 2200 UTC on October 9, 2014. Unless the motion 
is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start 
immediately thereafter and will close at 2200 UTC on October 16, 2014. 
Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread.

A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 'yes' in the 
response. A vote against must indicate a clear 'no' in the response. A 
vote to abstain must indicate a clear 'abstain' in the response. Unclear 
responses will not be counted. The latest vote received from any 
representative of a voting member before the close of the voting period 
will be counted. Voting members are listed here: 

In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes 
cast by members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the votes 
cast by members in the browser category must be in favor. Also, at least 
seven members must participate in the ballot, either by voting in favor, 
voting against, or abstaining.

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