[Servercert-wg] Draft ballot SC-XX: Profiles cleanup ballot

Wendy Brown - QT3LB-C wendy.brown at gsa.gov
Wed Jul 19 19:54:14 UTC 2023

I would not like to see #3 exclusion for Root CAs removed

Some CA products when a new CA is established, automatically create some
internal certificates that are necessary for the operation of the CA
including possibly a key pair used to sign audit logs with a certificate
signed by the Root CA that can be used to verify the integrity of the logs
by verifying the signature. In addition to enabling cert-based
authentication for trusted roles needing to access the CA, including for
actions like manually instigating the issuance of a subordinate CA
certificate or manually issuing a new CRL when there has not been a

This change would make it so those products could not be compliant with the
BRs, even though such certificates would never be seen outside the
supporting infrastructure.

If the rationale is there are no profiles for internal certificates, then I
suggest a better fix would be to add the word public in the conflicting
language in 7.1.2, as the internal certificates that have no BR profile
should never be seen outside the CA's infrastructure. But removing the
allowance would potentially trigger a non-compliance during an audit.:

“If the CA asserts compliance with these Baseline Requirements, all
*public *certificates that it issues MUST comply with one of the following
certificate profiles, which incorporate, and are derived from RFC




Wendy Brown

Supporting GSA

FPKIMA Technical Liaison

Protiviti Government Services
703-965-2990 (cell)

On Wed, Jul 19, 2023 at 10:16 AM Corey Bonnell via Servercert-wg <
servercert-wg at cabforum.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> While adding support for SC-62 linting for TLS certificates in pkilint, a
> few issues were identified with the current language in section 6 and 7 of
> the BRs. To address these issues, I created a draft ballot on Github. The
> draft ballot text can be viewed here:
> https://github.com/cabforum/servercert/compare/SC63..CBonnell:servercert:sc62-cleanup
> .
> Chris Clements of the Chrome team reviewed and offered to endorse, so
> we’re looking for one more endorser to push this ballot forward.
> Please let me know if you have any feedback on the proposed language or if
> you’d be willing to endorse.
> Thanks,
> Corey
> _______________________________________________
> Servercert-wg mailing list
> Servercert-wg at cabforum.org
> https://lists.cabforum.org/mailman/listinfo/servercert-wg
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.cabforum.org/pipermail/servercert-wg/attachments/20230719/49172acc/attachment.html>

More information about the Servercert-wg mailing list