Charter:  Certificate Service Review Working Group

Final Report



Ann West

Group Leader (Chair)

Christopher Bongaarts, University of Minnesota

Working Group Flywheel: Paul Caskey, Internet2


The mission of the Certificate Service Review Working Group is to review and provide input on matters pertaining to the next generation InCommon Certificate Service.  This group will represent the InCommon community and will serve as the advice and consent function for directions pertaining to the next generation service.


Membership in the Working Group is open to a limited number of interested parties. Members join the Working Group by expressing an interest to participate to either the chair or the Program Manager for Community Trust (

The chair of the Working Group is appointed by the InCommon Program Manager for Community Trust. The chair is responsible for keeping the InCommon Steering and Technical Advisory Committees informed regarding the Working Group's status.


  • Address short-term tactical issues
    • Review/approve revised domain activation process
    • Address the issue of the base domain and wildcarded base domain being treated separately?
    • Identify any issues around offering a private CA option
  • Community survey
  • List of desired features for the 'next-generation' InCommon Certificate Service
  • Gap analysis between new features and existing service
  • Recommendations for next steps

Expected End Date

The working group is expected to complete all deliverables by 6/30/2016.

WG Resources Page (restrictred to WG members)



See Also

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