[Servercert-wg] SC-59 Weak Key Guidance - Move to Vote

Tom Zermeno tom at ssl.com
Wed Jun 21 16:32:24 UTC 2023

After consideration and consultation via the SCWG mailing list, we have
decided to move forward with the Weak Keys Guidance Ballot (SC-59) as is,
save for the effective date.   

We believe that the requested date of November 15, 2023, will allow enough
time for Certificate Authorities to enact any changes to their systems to
ensure that they perform the weak key checks on all CSRs submitted for TLS
certificates. As such, we would like to move the ballot to the voting stage.

- Motion Begins -  

This ballot modifies the "Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and
Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates" ("Baseline Requirements"),
based on Version 2.0.0. 

Notes: Upon beginning discussion for SC-59, the then-current version of the
BRs was 1.8.4; since that time several ballots have been approved, leading
to the increment of the version to 1.8.7 and eventually 2.0.0, which is the
latest approved version of the BRs.  The changes introduced in SC-59 do not
conflict with any of the recent ballots. As observed with other ballots in
the past, minor administrative updates must be made to the proposed ballot
text before publication such that the appropriate Version # and Change
History are accurately represented (e.g., to indicate these changes will be
represented in Version 2.0.1).  


MODIFY the Baseline Requirements as specified in the following Redline:

- Motion Ends - 

Vote for approval (7 days) 

    Start Time:  2023-06-22 18:00 UTC  

    End Time:   2023-06-29 18:00 UTC 


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