[cabfpub] Ballot 166: Membership requirement update

Ben Wilson ben.wilson at digicert.com
Tue Mar 29 17:02:45 UTC 2016

DigiCert votes "yes"


From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On
Behalf Of Dean Coclin
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 1:53 PM
To: CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 166: Membership requirement update


Ballot 166: Clarification of Membership Requirements


The following motion has been proposed by Dean Coclin of Symantec and
endorsed by Gerv Markham of Mozilla and Kirk Hall of Trend Micro: 



Section 2.1 (a)(1) says that Issuing CAs "actively issue certificates to Web


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.




In CA/B Forum Bylaws, add under 2.1(b):


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



The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on 21 March
2016, and will close at 2200 UTC on 28 March 2016. Unless the motion is
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thereafter and will close at 2200 UTC on 4 April 2016. Votes must be cast by
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