[Smcwg-public] VOTE FOR APPROVAL SMC03: Corrections and clarifications for “S/MIME Baseline Requirements”

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Thu Jul 6 18:41:00 UTC 2023

Entrust votes YES on ballot SC-063

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The voting period for Ballot SMC03 has started. Votes must be cast on the SMCWG public list and in accordance with the Charter and By-Laws.

Voting on SMC03 concludes on 12 July 2023 at 17:00 UTC.

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Subject: [Smcwg-public] SMC03: Corrections and clarifications for “S/MIME Baseline Requirements”

SMC03: Corrections and clarifications for “S/MIME Baseline Requirements”

Purpose of Ballot:

The ballot proposes text to clarify certain sections and to make corrections in other sections of v1.0.0 of the S/MIME Baseline Requirements.  The affected sections include:

  *   Transition for Extant S/MIME CAs in Definitions,, and Appendix B
  *   Clarification of Enterprise RA capabilities in
  *   Updated Mailbox Address definition in 1.3.3
  *   Updated Pseudonym reference in 3.1.1, 3.1.3, (a), and 9.4.2
  *   Enterprise RA reference clarifications in 3.2.4, (6), and 3.28
  *   Cleaning up of numbering in
  *   Addition of keyUsages for EdDSA Certificates in (e)
  *   Clarification of LEI in (l)
  *   Clarification of ISO code in organizationIdentifier in (a)
  *   Clarification of ETSI audit requirements in 8.4
  *   Minor text corrections

The following motion has been proposed by Stephen Davidson of DigiCert and endorsed by Martijn Katerbarg of Sectigo and Christophe Bonjean of GlobalSign.


This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted S/MIME Certificates” (“S/MIME Baseline Requirements”) resulting in Version 1.0.1.

The proposed modifications to the S/MIME Baseline Requirements may be found at https://github.com/srdavidson/smime/compare/ba234cef9a443716e09d2fd2dcb715b8b709dd61...a6a1e287c3511f40c86d6cd2a1596889413e73d8<https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/github.com/srdavidson/smime/compare/ba234cef9a443716e09d2fd2dcb715b8b709dd61...a6a1e287c3511f40c86d6cd2a1596889413e73d8___.YXAzOmRpZ2ljZXJ0OmE6bzpiZDQ4Mzc0OTNhZDEzY2MzODc2ZDFlMDA0MzI4MWQ0ODo2OmU2Y2Q6MzllNjkyOTYwZGQzYTEwZDAzNWY3YWI0NmY3Y2ZkMjc4MTYyNDk2YmNkYjQyNDc4YzZkODBmMzRiYjlhNDVlMTpoOkY>.

The SMCWG Chair or Vice-Chair is permitted to update the Relevant Dates and Version Number of the S/MIME Baseline Requirements to reflect final dates.


This ballot proposes a Final Maintenance Guideline. The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Discussion (9 days)

Start Time: 26 June 2023 17:00 UTC

End Time: 5 July 2023 17:00 UTC

Vote for approval (7 days)

Start Time: 5 July 2023 17:00 UTC

End Time: 12 July 2023 17:00 UTC

IPR Review (30 days)

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