[Servercert-wg] VOTING BEGINS: Ballot SC31v3: Browser Alignment

Wojciech Trapczyński wtrapczynski at certum.pl
Thu Jul 16 04:08:58 MST 2020

Certum votes YES on SC31v3.

On 09.07.2020 19:00, Ryan Sleevi via Servercert-wg wrote:
> This begins the voting period for Ballot SC31v3: Browser Alignment
> *Purpose of Ballot:*
> *
> *
> As a regular part of Root Program maintenance, and reflecting the 
> independent nature of each Root Programs' needs and requirements, Root 
> Programs have introduced a number of requirements above and beyond 
> those captured in the Baseline Requirements. For Root Programs, this 
> approach results in a lack of certainty, as the requirements are not 
> independently audited and assessed, unless otherwise provided for. For 
> CAs, this introduces confusion when applying to have the same CA 
> certificate trusted by multiple Root Programs, as the effective 
> requirements that the CA and certificates need to comply with are the 
> union of the most-restrictive policies.
> The following ballot attempts to resolve this uncertainty for Root 
> Programs, and ambiguity for CAs, by incorporating Root 
> Program-specific requirements that are either effective or will, in 
> the future, be effective.*
> *
> This was originally drafted in 
> https://github.com/sleevi/cabforum-docs/pull/10 , and as a pull 
> request is available at https://github.com/cabforum/documents/pull/195
> The full description, and motivation, of each change, along with the 
> effective dates, are available at the above pull request.
> The following motion has been proposed by Ryan Sleevi of Google and 
> endorsed by Clint Wilson of Apple and Mike Reilly of Microsoft.
> The changes between SC31v1 and SC31v2 can be viewed at 
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/90a7dfe95d32ae8c76a4fa55c7b038d4928872c6...1bb3be897213b21d15b837befa885b0ba34bfd3d . 
> This corrects "Not applicable" to "No stipulation", updates the 
> formatting/markup for Pandoc and provides additional example text to 
> the effective date table for the Chair or Vice-Chair.
> The changes between SC31v2 and SC31v3 can be viewed at
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/1bb3be897213b21d15b837befa885b0ba34bfd3d...a9a7814da2328c3d3d54d8355eff6fe398354af8 . 
> This addresses an issue with certificate suspension for pre-existing, 
> non-TLS certificates from TLS-capable subordinate CAs, and attempts to 
> clarify the expectations around the use of CRL reason codes by 
> requiring they be documented in the CA's CP/CPS. This also shuffles a 
> requirement already present in the BRs and the RFCs, regarding 
> Delegated Responders being conflated with TLS-capable CAs, into the 
> "Cleanup and Clarification" ballot.
> *--- MOTION BEGINS ---
> *
> This ballot modifies "Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and 
> Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates" ("Baseline Requirements") 
> as follows, based on Version 1.7.0
> MODIFY the Baseline Requirements as defined in the following redline:
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/d5067bbbfb46906c65e476ef3d55dd3b2c505a09...a9a7814da2328c3d3d54d8355eff6fe398354af8
> This ballot modifies the “Guidelines for the Issuance and Management 
> of Extended Validation Certificates” (“EV Guidelines”) as follows, 
> based on version 1.7.2:
> MODIFY the EV Guidelines as defined in the following redline:
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/d5067bbbfb46906c65e476ef3d55dd3b2c505a09...a9a7814da2328c3d3d54d8355eff6fe398354af8
> The Chair or Vice-Chair is permitted to update the Relevant Dates of 
> the Baseline Requirements and the EV Guidelines to reflect these changes.
> *--- MOTION ENDS ---
> *
> This ballot proposes two Final Maintenance Guidelines.
> The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
> Discussion (7+ days)
> Start Time: 2-July 2020 00:00 UTC
> End Time: after 9-July 2020 00:00 UTC
> Vote for approval (7 days)
> Start Time: 9-July 2020 17:00 UTC
> End Time: 16-July 2020 17:00 UTC
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