Tag Archives: TTP

CAcert is proud to announce that the Trusted Third Party Programme is back to life

The software team was able to finish the last fixes so that the Trusted Third Party (TTP) programme is working again. At present there are two restrictions:

  • the TTP programme is only rolled out for Australia, Puerto Rico and USA. This means you can only take part if you can visit a TTP in these countries. (All other requests will not be processed)
  • the TTP programme is only able to grant up to 70 assurance points. The TTP TOPUP programme that closes the gap between 70 and 100 assurance points is still under development.)

You find more about TTP in on this wiki page at https://wiki.cacert.org/TTP/TTPuser

New TTP-Assisted-Assurance to Draft – one more milestone in Policy!

TTP-Assisted-Assurance to DRAFTThis weekend, the Security Policy goes into DRAFT. Consensus has erupted in policy group once again.

The practicle work now can start, to write down all the documentation for the practice documents. Clean out the wiki with all the informations of the old TTP program and start spreading the new TTP-Assisted-Assurance to the CAcert deserts after the old program was frozen.

Who volunteers now to becoming the first TTP-admins ? As policy defines
Senior-Assurers to be the TTP-admins and the first new TTP requests will come soon probably
we have to deploy the policy now into practice. Thats again a Community Task. We need at least 3 TTP-Admins as following graphic displays:

             TTP ----:--> TTP-Admin (1) --> 35 points max
                 /       :         \
   Assuree =  -  -  :-  >      =----> TTP-Admin (3)  --> 35 points max (Topup)
                 \       :         /
             TTP ----:--> TTP-Admin (2) --> 35 points max
                         :........ CAcert internal ................................................

TTP-Admins should become familiar with the TTP’s available in a country of the TTP requestor so the program gets a strong path of reliance. One idea is to work close together with Organisation Assuers, who are familiar with the regulations in a country but its not limited to. These are only thoughts.

December 2009 Community Update

  • 20091221 Nick Bebout: Resignation as Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO)
  • [Poll for AGM day] (Fr,Sa,Su?) Inc Members, please vote! (finished)
  • 20091220 Board Meeting
    • “process of software review” ends with the motion: m20091220.2, propose 4 people, and to request ABCs
    • Support is proceeding to bring in Triage people. 3 ABCs have been completed. Michael Taenzer, Martin Schultze, Wolfgang Kasulke are now complete, so t/l-support will probably propose them for Support Engineer.
    • Arbitration: “That, given m20090811.1, and today’s informal information that some arbitrators are non-working, board requests an immediate update of the state and health of the Arbitration system from DRO, with a view to changing the roles and re-invigorating the process.”. Motion m20091220.3 carried
    • Update on Finance: No Annual General Meeting schedule yet (Update: Boardmeeting Jan 3th: AGM is at Jan 30th)
    • Minutes 20091216 Essen Software MiniTOP
      • Software, repository: Repository is up and going. Haven’t got the test system, just the developer system. We expect to have everything together by end of January.
      • Birdshack doco
      • Root ceremony: In order to re-do this process, we have to do: planning, collection of the people, budget, hardware, and also to come up with a new concept for protection of the root. This latter is important, and the whole thing will need to be serious and documented for presentation to a new auditor.
    • Hamburg Assurance mini-TOP 20091215 results with three new Special Assurance programs proposals
  • 20091215 Confirmation received for a booth at the CEBIT 2010. CAcert get this sponsored booth from the Linux New Media (Cebit Open Source) (CEBIT Event Organisation)
  • 20091211 Support Team declares reaching a milestone in clearing out the support Inbox. All that’s left is the future!
  • 20091205 Confirmation received for a booth at the FOSDEM 2010 6-7 Feb 2010, Brussels Belgium. (FOSDEM Event Organisation)

Original Wiki Post 2009 December Update

Last chance: End of thawte points transfer on 16th november 2009

Please note, that all thawte points tansfers must be started before 16th november 2009. After this date we can´t check your status at thawte.

If you have 0 points at CAcert, you get can up to 150 pts.
Please click here for details: http://wiki.cacert.org/ThawteNotary

Interface for thawte transfer:

If you need help, you can also write to our mailinglists – details:
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-support (EN)
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-support (DE)
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-es (ES)
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-br (BR)

Bitte beachtet, dass ein Transfer der Punkte aus dem Thawte WoT nur noch bis zum 16. November 2009 möglich ist. Wir haben danach keine Möglichkeit mehr, eure Daten zu verifizieren und können daher keine Punkte mehr transferieren.

Wenn ihr aktuell 0 Punkte bei CAcert auf dem Konto habt, so könnt ihr dies über den Transfer auf bis zu 150 Punkte aufstocken.
Für Details einfach hier klicken: http://wiki.cacert.org/ThawteNotary

Das Interface für den Transfer findet ihr unter:

Wenn ihr Hilfe benötigt, so könnt ihr uns auch über die Mailinglisten kontaktieren:
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-support (Englisch)
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-de (Deutsch)
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-es (Spanisch)
https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-br ((brasilianisches) Portugiesisch)