On March 12th 2016 CAcert performed the Root Re-Signing at our data center in Ede, NL. After the initial attempt had to be postponed on short notice.
The process followed the procedures that are available in the Wiki/SVN along with the tooling used.
The re-signing was conducted by two CAcert critical administrators, a secure-u access engineer, and supervised by CAcert’s internal auditor.
Its execution has been announced on the cacert-systemlog mailing list. The execution report by the critical team has been published there too. The report of the auditor is published in our Wiki.
We want to send special thanks to all who helped in preparing and testing the procedures and tools for the process and thus made this smooth execution possible.
CAcert Inc. board tried to have the part for creation of the needed software to be held in public but was overruled by some of the involved teams.
As the re-signed root certificates are available to CAcert the next steps are to publish them to the public. This will need some time as the software team needs to prepare the code changes and have them reviewed. Once this is done the publishing of the re-signed root certificates will be announced on the blog and all community members will get informed via e-mail.