[cabfpub] Short-Lived Certificate Ballot

Håvard Molland haavardm at opera.com
Thu Nov 5 14:21:43 UTC 2015

Opera votes "YES"

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Jeremy Rowley <jeremy.rowley at digicert.com>

> DigiCert votes “YES”
> *From:* public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Jeremy Rowley
> *Sent:* Monday, October 26, 2015 3:38 PM
> *To:* 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/
> 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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