[cabfpub] Ballot 161 - Notification of incorrect issuance

Robin Alden robin at comodo.com
Wed Feb 10 09:33:42 UTC 2016

Comodo votes 'no'.


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> Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 161 - Notification of incorrect issuance
> Ballot 161 - Notification of incorrect issuance
> Based on extensive discussions in the forum, Sigbjørn Vik from Opera
> proposes the following ballot, endorsed by Ryan Sleevi from Google and
> Gervase Markham from Mozilla.
> The following text is added as a sub-section to section 2.2 of the
> Requirements:
> 2.2.1 Notification of incorrect issuance
> In the event that a CA issues a certificate in violation of these
> requirements, the CA SHALL publicly disclose a report within one week of
> becoming aware of the violation. A link to the report SHALL simultaneously
> be sent to incidents at cabforum.org.
> Effective 01-Jul-16, the CA SHALL in its Certificate Policy and/or
> Certification Practice Statement announce where such reports will be
> The location SHALL be as accessible as the CP/CPS.
> The report SHALL publicize details about what the error was, what caused
> error, time of issuance and discovery, and public certificates for all
> issuer certificates in the trust chain.
> The report SHALL publicize the full public certificate, with the following
> exception: For certificates issued prior to 01-Mar-16 the report MAY
> truncate Subject Distinguished Name fields and subjectAltName extension
> values to the registerable domain name.
> The report SHALL be made available to the CAs Qualified Auditor for the
> Audit Report.
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2300 UTC on 29 January
> 2016, and will close at 2300 UTC on 5 February 2016. Unless the motion is
> withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start
> thereafter and will close at 2300 UTC on 12 February 2016. Votes must be
> cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread.
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> be counted. The latest vote received from any representative of a voting
> member before the close of the voting period will be counted. Voting
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> In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes
> 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
> voting in favor, voting against, or abstaining.
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> Sigbjørn Vik
> Opera Software
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