[cabfpub] Ballot 166: Membership requirement update

Dimitris Zacharopoulos jimmy at it.auth.gr
Thu Mar 31 07:50:19 UTC 2016

Harica votes "yes" for ballot 166.

Dimitris Zacharopoulos.

On 21/3/2016 9:53 μμ, Dean Coclin wrote:
> 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:
> *Background:*
> 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 3^rd 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 
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