[cabfpub] Draft Ballot - BR corrections (revised)

Rich Smith richard.smith at comodo.com
Tue Apr 26 15:59:35 UTC 2016

Peter, if you are still looking for endorsers, I will endorse this ballot.

On 4/25/2016 10:34 PM, Peter Bowen wrote:
> Dear all,
> Below is a revised ballot based on ballot 167 which failed to get quorum.  I was unable to get consensus on language around the new RFC reference text the previous ballot had in section 7, so it has been removed.
> As a reminder, the intention here is that all SSL certificates that were allowed under the BRs are still allowed.  This is a set of corrections and normative reference updates (such as moving OCSP to RFC 6960 to affirmatively allow SHA-2 family signatures on responses).  I think that all the contentious material has been removed and is being held for future ballots, so I hope that this will move forward.
> Do I have at least two endorsers?
> Thanks,
> Peter
> Ballot 168: Baseline Requirements Corrections (Revised)
> The following motion has been proposed by Peter Bowen of Amazon and endorsed by ___________________:
> Background:
> A number of small corrections and clarifications to the Baseline Requirements have been identified.  These are, in general, changes that reflect the existing understanding of the Baseline Requirements by the Forum.  Due to the understanding that these primarily represent existing practice, they are combined for efficiency.
> Effective the date of passage, the following modifications to the Baseline Requirements are adopted:
> In Section 1.6.1:
> - In the definition of "Applicant Representative", replace "and agrees to the Certificate Terms of Use" with "the Terms of Use" and append "or is the CA" at the end of the definition;
> - In the definition of "Country", replace "sovereign nation" with "Sovereign State";
> - In the definition of "Terms of Use", append "or is the CA" at the end of the definition;
> In Section 1.6.3:
> - Delete RFC2560;
> - Insert "RFC6960, Request for Comments: 6960, X.509 Internet Public Key Infrastructure Online Certificate Status Protocol - OCSP. Santesson, Myers, Ankney, Malpani, Galperin, Adams, June 2013.";
> - Delete X.509v3;
> - Insert "X.509, Recommendation ITU-T X.509 (10/2012) | ISO/IEC 9594-8:2014 (E), Information technology – Open Systems Interconnection – The Directory: Public-key and attribute certificate frameworks."
> Move the content in section 3.3.1 to section 4.2.1 to become the third paragraph in 4.2.1 and leave section 3.3.1 blank.
> In section 4.9.9, replace all occurrences of "RFC2560" with "RFC6960".
> In section 5.2.2, insert "CA" immediately before "Private Key".
> In section 6.1.2, append "without authorization by the Subscriber" to the end of the first sentence.
> In section 6.1.6, update the last citation to read: "[Source: Sections and, respectively, of NIST SP 56A: Revision 2]"
> In section 6.2, in the second sentence, insert "CA" immediately before both instances of "Private Key".
> In section 6.2.5, append "without authorization by the Subordinate CA" to the end of the sentence.
> In sections and change the organizationName line to read:
> "-  organizationName (OID This field MUST be present and the contents MUST contain either the Subject CA’s name or DBA as verified under Section The CA may include information in this field that differs slightly from the verified name, such as common variations or abbreviations, provided that the CA documents the difference and any abbreviations used are locally accepted abbreviations; e.g., if the official record shows “Company Name Incorporated”, the CA MAY use “Company Name Inc.” or “Company Name”.”
> In section, replace the text with “The cA field MUST NOT be true."
> Replace "Subordiate" with "Subordinate" in the title of
> In section 9.6.1 item 6:
> - Insert "are the same entity or" immediately prior to "are Affiliated";
> - Remove "and accepted".
> In section 9.6.3, replace "agreement to the Terms of Use agreement." with "acknowledgement of the Terms of Use."
> In section 9.6.3 item 2, replace "maintain sole control" with "assure control".
> In the following sections, replace all occurrences of "Subscriber or Terms of Use Agreement" with "Subscriber Agreement or Terms of Use".
> - Section 1.6.1, in the definition of "Subscriber"
> - Section 4.1.2
> - Section
> - Section 4.9.11
> - Section 9.6.1
> - Section 9.6.3
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on __ April 2016, and will close at 2200 UTC on __ May 2016. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2200 UTC on __ May 2016. Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread.
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