[cabfpub] Pre-ballot on membership requirement update

Dean Coclin Dean_Coclin at symantec.com
Thu Mar 17 18:45:08 UTC 2016

Good recommendation, thank you.  Looks like we have 2 endorsers, Mozilla and Trend. Assume they agree with the change.


From: Peter Bowen [mailto:pzb at amzn.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:13 PM
To: Dean Coclin <Dean_Coclin at symantec.com>
Cc: CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Pre-ballot on membership requirement update




The language is a little wonky.  The Applicant is a CA according to our definition, it is not something they have.  Also we have two categories of CAs, Root CAs and Issuing CAs, so how about:


(7) The URL of at least one third party website that includes a certificate issued by the Applicant in the certificate chain.


This should cover both types of CAs.





On Mar 17, 2016, at 8:28 AM, Dean Coclin <Dean_Coclin at symantec.com <mailto:Dean_Coclin at symantec.com> > wrote:


I am looking for 2 endorsers for the following:



Section 2.1 (a)(1) says that Issuing CAs “actively issue certificates to Web servers…”


Section 2.1(b) of the bylaws lists the items needed in a membership application by CAs. 

But that section does not ask the CA applicant to provide a 3rd party website where the CA/B Forum can validate that they are actively issuing certs to web servers.  We do however ask the applicant this question, after they have submitted their application. It would be helpful to have this in the bylaws so we don’t have to go back and ask every time.


Specific change:


Add under 2.1(b) 

(7) The URL of at least one third party website that is using a certificate from the applicant’s CA which can be examined by Forum members




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