[Smcwg-public] Draft ballot for v1 of the S/MIME Baseline Requirements
Stephen.Davidson at digicert.com
Fri Sep 2 20:21:54 UTC 2022
As discussed in our call, we will be moving to ballot in the coming days. I attach a draft of the text for the ballot.
- THIS IS A DRAFT NOT AN ACTUAL BALLOT -
Purpose of Ballot:
The S/MIME Certificate Working Group was chartered to discuss, adopt, and maintain policies, frameworks, and standards for the issuance and management of Publicly-Trusted S/MIME Certificates. This ballot adopts a new "S/MIME Baseline Requirements" that includes requirements for verification of control over email addresses, identity validation for natural persons and legal entities, key management and certificate lifecycle, certificate profiles for S/MIME Certificates and Issuing CA Certificates, as well as CA operational and audit practices.
An S/MIME Certificate for the purposes of this document can be identified by the existence of an Extended Key Usage (EKU) for id-kp-emailProtection (OID: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4) and the inclusion of a rfc822Name or an otherName of type id-on-SmtpUTF8Mailbox in the subjectAltName extension in the Certificate.
The following motion has been proposed by Stephen Davidson of DigiCert and endorsed by Martijn Katerbarg of Sectigo and Ben Wilson of Mozilla
Charter Voting References
Section 5.1 ("Voting Structure")<https://github.com/cabforum/servercert/blob/e6ad111f4477010cbff409cd939c5ac1c7c85ccc/docs/SMCWG-charter.md#51-voting-structure> of the SMCWG Charter says:
In order for a ballot to be adopted by the SMCWG, two-thirds or more of the votes cast by the Certificate Issuers must be in favor of the ballot and more than 50% of the votes cast by the Certificate Consumers must be in favor of the ballot. At least one member of each class must vote in favor of a ballot for it to be adopted. Quorum is the average number of Member organizations (cumulative, regardless of Class) that have participated in the previous three (3) SMCWG Meetings or Teleconferences (not counting subcommittee meetings thereof).
- MOTION BEGINS -
This ballot adopts the "Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted S/MIME Certificates" ("S/MIME Baseline Requirements") as Version 1.0.
The proposed S/MIME Baseline Requirements may be found at (INSERT LINK) or the attached document.
The SMCWG Chair or Vice-Chair is permitted to update the Relevant Dates of the S/MIME Baseline Requirements to reflect final dates.
- MOTION ENDS -
This ballot proposes a Final Guideline. The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
Discussion (7+ days)
Start Time: 0-Month 2022 00:00 UTC
End Time: no sooner than 7 days after Start Time
Vote for approval (7 days)
Start Time: TBD
End Time: TBD
IPR Review (60 days)
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