[Servercert-wg] Discussion Period Begins on Ballot SC43 Version 2: Clarify Acceptable Status Codes

Niko Carpenter NCarpenter at securetrust.com
Thu Mar 25 15:49:26 UTC 2021

This begins the discussion period for ballot SC43 version 2: Clarify Acceptable Status Codes. An effective date of July 1, 2021 was added in this version.

Purpose of Ballot:

This ballot clarifies the allowed HTTP status codes used for following redirects in domain validation methods 18 and 19, and specifies that the target URI must come from the Location response header.
In Section and, it replaces
"Redirects MUST be the result of an HTTP status code result within the 3xx Redirection class of status codes, as defined in RFC 7231, Section 6.4." with the following:

  * "Redirects MUST be the result of a 301, 302, 307, or 308 HTTP status code response."
  * "Redirects MUST be to resource URLs contained in the Location HTTP response header."

The following motion has been proposed by Niko Carpenter of SecureTrust and endorsed by Corey Bonnell of DigiCert and Ryan Sleevi of Google.


This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” as defined in the following redline, based on Version 1.7.3:



This ballot proposes a Final Maintenance Guideline.

The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Discussion (7+ days)

Start Time: 11-March 2021 21:30 UTC

End Time: 01-April 2021 16:00 UTC

Vote for approval (7 days)

Start Time: 01-April 2021 16:00 UTC

End Time: 08-April 2021 16:00 UTC

Niko Carpenter
Software Engineer

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