[Servercert-wg] Notice of Review Period: Ballot SC63 - Make OCSP optional, require CRLs and Incentivize Automation

Tim Hollebeek tim.hollebeek at digicert.com
Fri Jul 28 19:33:08 UTC 2023

Just a helpful reminder to everyone trying to comply with this ballot to also check the Microsoft Root Program and its requirements around OCSP, which haven't changed.

I don't want anyone accidentally running afoul of those program requirements because they read the BRs in isolation.


From: Servercert-wg <servercert-wg-bounces at cabforum.org> On Behalf Of Bruce Morton via Servercert-wg
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Subject: Re: [Servercert-wg] Notice of Review Period: Ballot SC63 - Make OCSP optional, require CRLs and Incentivize Automation

Was just doing an implementation review of this ballot and the "optional" date for not supporting OCSP is confusing. Section 4.10.2 states "The CA SHALL operate and maintain its CRL and optional OCSP capability with resources sufficient to provide a response time of ten seconds or less under normal operating conditions." There are no conditions. I will interpret that the ballot's intent is that effective 15 March 2024, OCSP is optional and CRL is mandatory.

Please advise, if I missed a condition for removal of OCSP in another section.

Thanks, Bruce.

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