[cabfpub] New Server Certificate Working Group

Peter Miškovič Peter.Miskovic at disig.sk
Mon Jul 2 02:34:12 MST 2018


Hi Kirk,
could you explain to me difference between (1) and (2)? We are CA which issue subordinate CAs for our own purpose and from them actively issues certificates to Web servers. Am I right if I suppose that we are "Root Certificate Issuer" and not only "Certificate Issuer".
Thanks.

Regards
Peter



From: Public <public-bounces at cabforum.org> On Behalf Of Kirk Hall via Public
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:26 AM
To: Ben Wilson <ben.wilson at digicert.com>; CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] New Server Certificate Working Group

Ben, on the wiki page you created, can you add a column between the column "Date of Declaration" and the column "Date of Withdrawal" and label it "Type".  Then maybe put on the page at the top a guide to the three types of Members and the one type of Associate member, something like this:

Type
1 = Certificate Issuer
2 = Root Certificate Issuer
3 = Certificate Consumer
4 = Associate Member

We probably should also post these definitions on the wiki page from the Server Certificate Working Group Charter to remind people what the terms mean.

(1) Certificate Issuer: The member organization operates a certification authority that has a current and successful WebTrust for CAs audit, or ETSI TS 102042, ETSI 101456, or ETSI EN 319 411-1 audit report prepared by a properly-qualified auditor, and that actively issues certificates to Web servers that are openly accessible from the Internet, such certificates being treated as valid when using a browser created by a Certificate Consumer Member. Applicants that are not actively issuing certificates but otherwise meet membership criteria may be granted Associate Member status under Bylaw Sec. 3.1 for a period of time to be designated by the Forum.

(2) Root Certificate Issuer: The member organization operates a certification authority that has a current and successful WebTrust for CAs, or ETSI TS 102042, ETSI TS 101456, ETSI EN 319 411-1 audit report prepared by a properly-qualified auditor, and that actively issues certificates to subordinate CAs that, in turn, actively issue certificates to Web servers that are openly accessible from the Internet, such certificates being treated as valid when using a browser created by a Certificate Consumer Member. Applicants that are not actively issuing certificates but otherwise meet membership criteria may be granted Associate Member status under Bylaw Sec. 3.1 for a period of time to be designated by the Forum.

(3) A Certificate Consumer can participate in this Working Group if it produces a software product intended for use by the general public for browsing the Web securely.



From: Ben Wilson [mailto:ben.wilson at digicert.com]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 10:24 AM
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Cc: Kirk Hall <Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com<mailto:Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com>>
Subject: [EXTERNAL]New Server Certificate Working Group

Hi All,

As Kirk mentioned during the teleconference call yesterday, we are in the process of spinning up the Server Certificate Working Group and will hold our first meeting on July 12.  Kirk and I will be sending out a more formal announcement of that meeting and solicitation for participation.

However, given that the new Bylaws come into effect early next week, I felt it was important that we start the transition before then. I propose that the Forum's mechanism for formally declaring participation in the Server Certificate Working Group be that existing members and interested parties (who have signed the Agreement for IPR Policy v. 1.3) send an email to Kirk and me, respectively as Chair and Vice-Chair of the WG, and formally declare their participation in the WG. (I had contemplated that everyone might send their email to the public list, but I felt that all of those emails might clutter your inboxes.)

As a follow up task to this declaration, I'd ask that CABF members list the name of their organization here https://cabforum.org/wiki/Server%20Certificate%20Working%20Group.  If you are an interested party, we will add your name as a participant when we receive your email.

Also, everyone is welcome to subscribe to the WG's mailing list here - https://cabforum.org/mailman/listinfo/servercert-wg.


Thanks,

Ben
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