[Servercert-wg] [EXTERNAL]Re: Clarification about EVG 9.2.4

Kirk Hall Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Thu Dec 5 14:54:38 MST 2019

Dimitris – technically you are correct, any member can contribute on any issue it likes.  But I disagree with your opinion that actions by browsers “outside the Forum” that affect certificates should not be considered by other Forum members when those browsers then make comments about changing our guidelines.  I think removal of the EV UI in Chrome is very relevant when considering Google’s comments about changes to EV validation methods and data sources.

From: Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) <dzacharo at harica.gr>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:06 PM
To: Kirk Hall <Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com>; CA/B Forum Server Certificate WG Public Discussion List <servercert-wg at cabforum.org>; Ryan Sleevi <sleevi at google.com>
Subject: Re: [Servercert-wg] [EXTERNAL]Re: Clarification about EVG 9.2.4

On 2019-12-05 9:20 μ.μ., Kirk Hall via Servercert-wg wrote:
Google is hostile generally to including identity information in certificates, and is trying to prevent CAs from adding Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs), www.gleif.org<http://www.gleif.org> upon threat of distrusting any EV certificate that includes a verified LEI, or even distrusting the CA’s own roots.

So at this point, Google has no real legitimacy in any discussion of the EV Guideline rules for confirming corporate registration data that goes into certificates.


Anyone can Contribute with ideas and opinions in any area that is in scope of the Server Certificate WG, including Interested Parties. We don't need to establish "legitimacy" to engage in discussions about EV or other topics. I remember when HARICA didn't issue EV Certificates and still participated in these discussions.

Also, please remember that whatever we do "outside the Forum", should stay "outside the Forum". The fact that Chrome and other Browsers moved the EV indicator is not related to the EV Guidelines.

We are here to improve the standards so please let's focus on that goal :-)

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