The software team pushed a new patch to production that has an impact on the way how new assurances have to be entered into the system.
Starting today, besides entering the primary email address further information has to be provided in order to gain access to assurance relevant data of the assuree. Additionally the date of birth of the assuree has to be stated by the assurer, before any data of the assuree is displayed for the assurance process.
This change was made for data protection reasons to ensure nobody is able gain access to personal data entrusted to CAcert by mere guessing of email addresses.
It hopefully will also reduce the number of problems with assurances that contain a wrong date of births.