[cabfpub] Short-Lived Certificate Ballot

Eddy Nigg eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Thu Nov 5 10:52:08 UTC 2015

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On 10/26/2015 11:38 PM, Jeremy Rowley wrote:
> 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 ofDigiCertand 
> 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 timemeasuredfrom_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/
> 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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