[cabfpub] Short-Lived Certificate Ballot

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Nov 5 09:33:15 UTC 2015

Mozilla votes "Yes".


On 04/11/15 21:10, Billy VanCannon wrote:
> Trustwave votes “Yes”
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> [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] *On Behalf Of *Jeremy Rowley
> *Sent:* Monday, October 26, 2015 3:38 PM
> *To:* public at cabforum.org <mailto:public at cabforum.org>
> *Subject:* [cabfpub] Short-Lived Certificate Ballot
> Here’s the official Short-Lived Cert Ballot. The review period starts
> tomorrow. With the ballot starting on Nov 3.  
> *Ballot 153 – Short-Lived Certificates*
> The following motion has been proposed by Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert and
> endorsed by Ryan Sleevi of Google and Gervase Markham of Mozilla.
> 1) Add/revise the following definitions:
> _Issuance Time: The time at which a Certificate’s digital signature is
> calculated._
> _Short-Lived Certificate: A Certificate with a Validity Period less than
> 96 hours and a notBefore time no earlier than 24 hours before the
> Issuance Time and a notAfter time no later than 72 hours after the
> Issuance Time._
> Validity Period: The period of time measured from _notBefore through
> notAfter, inclusive_. the date when the Certificate is issued until the
> Expiry Date.
> 2) Modify Section 4.9.10 as follows:
> 4.9.10. On‐line Revocation Checking Requirements
> Effective 1 January 2013, the CA SHALL support an OCSP capability using
> the GET method for Certificates issued in accordance with these
> Requirements.
> For the status of Subscriber Certificates _other than a Short-Lived
> Certificate containing a cRLDistributionPoints extension_: The CA SHALL
> update information provided via an Online Certificate Status Protocol at
> least every four days. OCSP responses from this service MUST have a
> maximum expiration time of ten days.
> 3) Modify Section as follows:
> Subscriber Certificate …
> b. cRLDistributionPoints This extension _MUST be present for Short-Lived
> Certificates that lack an authorityInformationAccess extension and_ MAY
> be present for all other certificates. If present, it MUST NOT be marked
> critical, and it MUST contain the HTTP URL of the CA’s CRL service. See
> Section 13.2.1 for details.
> c. authorityInformationAccess With the exception of stapling _and
> Short-Lived Certificates_, which is noted below, this extension MUST be
> present. It MUST NOT be marked critical, and it MUST contain the HTTP
> URL of the Issuing CA’s OCSP responder (accessMethod =
> It SHOULD also contain the HTTP URL of the Issuing
> CA’s certificate (accessMethod =
> The HTTP URL of the Issuing CA’s OCSP responder MAY be omitted _for
> Short-Lived Certificates containing a cRLDistributionPoints extension or
> if_ Subscriber “staples” OCSP responses for the Certificate in its TLS
> handshakes [RFC4366].
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 27 October 2015, and
> will close at 3 November 2015. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the
> review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and
> will close at 10 November 2015. 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: https://cabforum.org/members/
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> 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. Quorum is
> currently nine (9) members– at least nine members must participate in
> the ballot, either by voting in favor, voting against, or abstaining.
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