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

Josselin Allemandou j.allemandou at certigna.com
Fri Feb 25 13:21:28 UTC 2022

Certigna votes YES on ballot SC51. 


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


The purpose of this ballot is to consolidate and clarify aspects of audit
log and records archival retention expectations and time-periods within

Foremost, this ballot reduces retention periods for records archival to 2
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

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:



-----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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