[cabfpub] Ballot proposal - Update Section 8.4 for CA audit criteria

Jeff Ward jward at bdo.com
Thu Apr 19 16:34:01 UTC 2018

Not sure if it matters a great deal, but the reference to WebTrust for CA should be version 2.1, not 2.0.

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On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 2:18 AM, Dimitris Zacharopoulos via Public <public at cabforum.org<mailto:public at cabforum.org>> wrote:

I am looking for two endorsers for the following ballot.


Ballot XXX - Update Section 8.4 for CA audit criteria

The following motion has been proposed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA and endorsed by ___ and ___


Section 8.4 of the Baseline Requirements describes the audit criteria for CAs that issue Publicly-Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates. This ballot attempts to achieve two things:

  1.  Remove the old ETSI TS documents

2.     Align the WebTrust<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabforum.org%2Fwiki%2FWebTrust&data=02%7C01%7Cjward%40bdo.com%7Cefc0815200a54f92dbf908d5a3a571a5%7C6e57fc1a413e405091da7d2dc8543e3c%7C0%7C0%7C636594853327607164&sdata=8xxyL5y4ru1ryYPo35ybbZcRfoYyoFJqbSNpNNqgDZE%3D&reserved=0> and ETSI requirements

"WebTrust<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabforum.org%2Fwiki%2FWebTrust&data=02%7C01%7Cjward%40bdo.com%7Cefc0815200a54f92dbf908d5a3a571a5%7C6e57fc1a413e405091da7d2dc8543e3c%7C0%7C0%7C636594853327607164&sdata=8xxyL5y4ru1ryYPo35ybbZcRfoYyoFJqbSNpNNqgDZE%3D&reserved=0> for Certification Authorities" is equivalent to "ETSI EN 319 401" and "WebTrust<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabforum.org%2Fwiki%2FWebTrust&data=02%7C01%7Cjward%40bdo.com%7Cefc0815200a54f92dbf908d5a3a571a5%7C6e57fc1a413e405091da7d2dc8543e3c%7C0%7C0%7C636594853327607164&sdata=8xxyL5y4ru1ryYPo35ybbZcRfoYyoFJqbSNpNNqgDZE%3D&reserved=0> Principles and Criteria for Certification Authorities – SSL Baseline with Network Security" is the equivalent of "ETSI EN 319 411-1".


Replace the first two numbered items in section 8.4 of the Baseline Requirements from:

1.     WebTrust<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabforum.org%2Fwiki%2FWebTrust&data=02%7C01%7Cjward%40bdo.com%7Cefc0815200a54f92dbf908d5a3a571a5%7C6e57fc1a413e405091da7d2dc8543e3c%7C0%7C0%7C636594853327607164&sdata=8xxyL5y4ru1ryYPo35ybbZcRfoYyoFJqbSNpNNqgDZE%3D&reserved=0> for Certification Authorities v2.0;

  1.  A national scheme that audits conformance to ETSI TS 102 042 / ETSI EN 319 411-1; or


1.     WebTrust<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cabforum.org%2Fwiki%2FWebTrust&data=02%7C01%7Cjward%40bdo.com%7Cefc0815200a54f92dbf908d5a3a571a5%7C6e57fc1a413e405091da7d2dc8543e3c%7C0%7C0%7C636594853327763420&sdata=nF1OV4mtZ2VQF6ucGxisGOgndqhfDJYULFK4ZGNpOr4%3D&reserved=0> Principles and Criteria for Certification Authorities – SSL Baseline with Network Security;

  1.  A national scheme that audits conformance to ETSI EN 319 411-1; or

As noted several times that this has come up in the past, your proposed change to #1 is meaningfully and substantially different than what is currently required. You are proposing *changing* the audit scheme to a more restrictive set. That's something in the past that browsers have objected to, and for good reason.

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