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1 Dear Valued CAcert Member,
2
3 CAcert has implemented a policy for certifying assurers, which was
4 announced on 30th of May 2008. Since the implementation of the
5 CAcert Assurer Challenge Test System (CATS) last year more than
6 1600 Assurers have taken and passed the challenge and are now
7 official CAcert Assurers, fully compliant with the CAcert Assurance
8 Policy. This email is being sent to those of you who have been
9 active in performing assurances in the past year, but who have not
10 taken and passed the Assurer Challenge Test yet.
11
12 It is no longer permissible for anyone to assure for CAcert who
13 has not passed the CATS. Please visit the CAcert Wiki documentation
14 pages for the Assurer-Challenge
15 <http://wiki.cacert.org/wiki/AssurerChallenge> and follow the
16 instructions. Make sure you have installed your CAcert client
17 certificate into your browser as this system only allows you to
18 login with a client certificate. The Assurers Handbook
19 <http://wiki.cacert.org/wiki/AssuranceHandbook2> will provide you
20 with more detailed information about CAcert Assurances and how to
21 make those assurances successful.
22
23 Why is CAcert doing all this? CAcert has been and still is
24 undergoing many changes since early 2008. CAcert has become a
25 Community with policies in place to issue secure, free and highly
26 qualified signed certificates. CAcert has become a recognized and
27 accepted Certificate Authority on the internet. To maintain this
28 status CAcert will be audited, and the audit must validate that
29 assurers have an understanding of the CAcert policies and the
30 assurance process. A successful audit has the potential for our
31 new CAcert Root Key to be included into the Mozilla CA list this
32 year. It is our hope that all our assurers will complete the
33 CATS, the audit will be successful and CAcert will be featured
34 on Mozilla.
35
36 You have been involved with CAcert and have helped to increase
37 the assured member community we have today. Your contribution
38 is greatly appreciated because CAcert success and acceptance
39 depends on you. We will be very happy to give you any support
40 you may need to complete this process, so please let us know if
41 you have any questions (support@cacert.org).
42
43 Thank you,
44
45 CAcert Inc. Committee
46 Teus Hagen
47 President