[cabfpub] Final Minutes: 2023-08-03 CA/Browser Forum Plenary Teleconference

Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) dzacharo at harica.gr
Thu Aug 31 16:16:23 UTC 2023


  * Aaron Gable - (Let's Encrypt)
  * Aaron Poulsen - (Amazon)
  * Adrian Mueller - (SwissSign)
  * Andrea Holland - (VikingCloud)
  * Brianca Martin - (Amazon)
  * Bruce Morton - (Entrust)
  * Clint Wilson - (Apple)
  * Corey Bonnell - (DigiCert)
  * Corey Rasmussen - (OATI)
  * Daryn Wright - (GoDaddy)
  * David Kluge - (Google)
  * Dean Coclin - (DigiCert)
  * Dimitris Zacharopoulos - (HARICA)
  * Dustin Hollenback - (Microsoft)
  * Enrico Entschew - (D-TRUST)
  * Fumi Yoneda - (Japan Registry Services)
  * Hannah Sokol - (Microsoft)
  * Inaba Atsushi - (GlobalSign)
  * Inigo Barreira - (Sectigo)
  * Joanna Fox - (TrustCor Systems)
  * Marco Schambach - (IdenTrust)
  * Michelle Coon - (OATI)
  * Nargis Mannan - (VikingCloud)
  * Nate Smith - (GoDaddy)
  * Nome Huang - (TrustAsia Technologies, Inc.)
  * Paul van Brouwershaven - (Entrust)
  * Pedro Fuentes - (OISTE Foundation)
  * Peter Miskovic - (Disig)
  * Rollin Yu - (TrustAsia Technologies, Inc.)
  * Scott Rea - (eMudhra)
  * Stephen Davidson - (DigiCert)
  * Tadahiko Ito - (SECOM Trust Systems)
  * Thomas Zermeno - (SSL.com)
  * Tobias Josefowitz - (Opera Software AS)
  * Wayne Thayer - (Fastly)
  * Yashwanth TM - (eMudhra)
  * Yoshiro Yoneya - (Japan Registry Services)

*1. Introductory**

  * Dimitris read the roll for the call.
  * The Notewell was read by the Chair.
  * The agenda for the meeting was reviewed and no changes were made.
  * The minutes from the 20 July meeting were approved.

*2. Working Group Updates**
*Server Certificate Working Group**
Inigo reported they had a standard meeting two weeks ago. They discussed 
the open issues and pull requests on GitHub, in particular any items 
identified for inclusion in a clean-up ballot. The EV Guidelines have 
been converted to RFC3647 format and a pull request has been submitted 
to update them in GitHub. Corey reported that there was no Validation 
Subcommittee meeting the previous week, so they had no updates to report.

*Code Signing Certificate Working Group**
Bruce reported that they had a short meeting: Dimitris' ballot to remove 
the SSL Server Cert references from the CSCWG Baseline Requirements has 
passed and is now in IPR review. Based on that ballot, Bruce drafted 
language that can be used for 3 more ballots in the future, updating the 
guidelines to address code-signing services, high-risk requests, and 
time-stamping (from the last Face-to-Face meeting). That draft text is 
available from Bruce, but he'll need help getting those into GitHub to 
get ballots in process. Dean was going to reach out to DigiCert to 
follow up on getting a presentation on certificate transparency for 
code-signing, but there isn't a status update on that yet. Dimitris 
noted some discussions on the code-signing language about aligning 
language to be consistent between the TLS Guidelines and the 
Code-Signing language, but the group resolved these were actually about 
aligning the TLS Guidelines with the Mozilla Root Store policy.

*S/MIME Certificate Working Group**
Stephen noted that SMC-03, the Clarifications and Corrections ballot, 
emerges from IPR on 11 August (Friday), and encouraged members to review 
for IPR conflicts. That should be contemporaneous with the issuance of 
the S/MIME BRs on 1 September. Various audit groups have asked to review 
the new BR version to update audit criteria. Ben Wilson also posted on 
the Mozilla Wiki about the transitions for existing S/MIME issuing CAs: 
Mozilla has released their guidance relating to the re-issuance of an 
existing CA in order to bring it into compliance with the new S/MIME 
BRs. Stephen noted that most CAs are very busy updating themselves into 
compliance with the ballots and there have been many questions 
requesting clarifications or interpretations of the BR text. He thanked 
everyone for their perseverance and patience with the process, and 
looked forward to a successful launch of the BRs, and the forthcoming 
discussions of S/MIME ballot SMC-62.

*Forum Infrastructure Subcommittee**
There was no update from Infrastructure; there was no meeting held prior 
to this call.

*Network Security Working Group**
David was not on the last call of the NSWG, but was on the Cloud 
Services call. He and Dimitris offered from the Cloud Services 
subcommittee that they were continuing with a ballot to adopt some 
language from the Cloud Security Alliance's (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix 
into the NSWG Requirements, particularly into section 4. They are 
preparing a memorandum of understanding with the CSA to sort out 
licensing concerns and considerations and whether the two groups might 
want to work together further in the future. Dimitris noted that this 
was a new process for the Forum: while some language had been adopted 
from ETSI in the past, this was the first time we were adopting language 
from an entirely-outside organization. He recommended that they prepare 
a Forum-level ballot to describe the memorandum and agreement and then 
approve that and the language of the NSWG requirements updates, once a 
stable draft was ready.

Aaron Poulsen volunteered that he had attended the NSWG meeting and 
could provide an update. There's a lot of work going on in cleanup of 
the NSRs: Clint has started going through section 1 and intends to 
proceed through the whole requirements document to clean up language and 
terminology and consolidate requirements. There is some discussion going 
about whether to make those changes in an upcoming ballot around section 
4 around vulnerability management. Hopefully updates will be presented 
on this in the next few weeks. Dimitris noted that Clint had sent out 
some proposed red-line changes to various sections of the NSRs, but felt 
that more discussion needed to take place before those were ready for 
inclusion. Aaron anticipates that the changes and cleanups will likely 
fall into a separate ballot to isolate them from the section-4 changes 
that are more focused on changes to specific requirements.

*3. Server Certificate Working Group Charter Changes**
Dimitris noted that there is a proposal afoot to change the charter of 
the Server Certificate Working Group, proposed by Ben Wilson. Ben was 
not on the call, so the group opted to move this discussion forward to 
the next Plenary call.

*4. Any Other Business**
Dimitris said the next Forum call is on 17 August, but he will be unable 
to attend. After discussion with Vice-Chair Paul van Brouwershaven, 
Dimitris proposed cancelling the next meeting since many people will be 
on vacation. The consensus of the group was to cancel the 17 August 
meeting and resume on 31 August.
There were no further updates or business; Dimitris closed the meeting.
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