[Servercert-wg] Voting period for Ballot SC51: Reduce and Clarify Audit Log and Records Archival Retention Requirements

Ryan Dickson ryandickson at google.com
Thu Feb 24 20:52:07 UTC 2022

Google votes YES on SC51.

On Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 3:01 PM Clint Wilson via Servercert-wg <
servercert-wg at cabforum.org> wrote:

> This email begins the Voting period for Ballot SC51: Reduce and Clarify
> Audit Log and Records Archival Retention Requirements
> BALLOT SC51: Reduce and Clarify Audit Log and Records Archival Retention
> Requirements
> The purpose of this ballot is to consolidate and clarify aspects of audit
> log and records archival retention expectations and time-periods within
> 5.5.2.
> Foremost, this ballot reduces retention periods for records archival to 2
> years.
> Further, currently audit log events as outlined in section 5.4.1, and
> then referenced in 5.4.3 lead to confusion around the log retention that
> is defined and exclusive to each section, and how that retention feeds
> into records archival requirements. To further clarify the objectives
> of that interaction, an explicit requirement has been introduced in
> 5.5.1 stating that CAs must archive lifecycle event records.
> As minor adjustments to related requirements, this ballot also
> clarifies what is expected by the term “OCSP Entries” as a logged lifecycle
> event; as OCSP Entry is an undefined term, this was replaced with OCSP
> Response such that it should be clear that a CA will be logging the event
> of signing an OCSP Response (including the elements stipulated in
> 5.4.1). Similarly, some certificate lifecycle events expected to be
> retained are currently separated into 5.5.2; these have been incorporated
> into 5.4.1 instead. This ballot also explicitly calls out the need for
> delegated third parties to abide by the established retention periods for
> audit logging and records archival procedures.
> This ballot also formalizes incorporation of terms defined in the NCSSRs
> as also applying to the BRs.
> The following motion has been proposed by Clint Wilson of Apple and
> endorsed by Trevoli Ponds-White of Amazon and Dustin Hollenback of
> Microsoft.
> -----Motion Begins-----
> This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and
> Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” as defined in the following
> redline, based on Version 1.8.1:
> https://github.com/cabforum/servercert/compare/65e80e07855ecc1d2264c040ecc7d398f997d2c5...2281a6c78692c3444db9a162df4ff217014b9f1f
> -----Motion Ends-----
> This ballot proposes a Final Maintenance Guideline. The procedure for
> approval of this ballot is as follows:
> Discussion (7+ days)
> Start Time: February 11 2022 21:00 UTC
> End Time: February 18 2022 21:00 UTC
> Vote for approval (7 days)
> Start Time: February 18 2022 22:00 UTC
> End Time: February 25 2022 22:00 UTC
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