Title Revision of Digital Certificate Procedures
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Status Approved on 02/19/2008
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or per the Nodal Protocol Transition Plan http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/protocols (03/01/08 Nodal Protocols Library)


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next steps
02/19/2008 BOARD Approved
02/07/2008 TAC Recommended for Approval Board of Directors consideration
01/17/2008 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration
12/13/2007 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS Impact Analysis review
11/26/2007 TPTF Recommended for Approval PRS consideration
11/15/2007 PRS Referred TPTF review

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Date Gov Body Motion Result
02/19/2008 BOARD To approve NPRR085 as recommended by TAC. Passed
02/07/2008 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR085 as recommended by PRS. Passed
01/17/2008 PRS To forward the PRS Recommendation Report and Impact Analysis to TAC. Passed
12/13/2007 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR085 a submitted. Passed
11/26/2007 TPTF To recommend approval of NPRR085 to PRS. Passed
11/15/2007 PRS To refer NPRR085 to TPTF. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Oct 24, 2007
Sponsor: ERCOT Staff
Urgent: No
Sections: 16.12
Description: This NPRR documents, in Section 16.11.3, Market Participant Audits of User Security Administrators and Digital Certificates, the requirement that Market Participants generate their own list of USA and Digital Certificate holders for audit purposes and use an automated process to manage (i.e., enroll, renew, revoke, and audit) their Digital Certificates. This NPRR also clarifies the language describing the responsibilities of the Market Participant, its USA and ERCOT.
Reason: ERCOT has undergone several audits of its Digital Certificate policies and procedures that have suggested improvements to and tightening of those policies and procedures. Specifically, exceptions to the NERC audit regarding Market Participant management and audit of Digital Certificates will be addressed by automating the process for Market Participants to manage their Digital Certificates. That automation will be implemented through PR 60013_01, Enhance Digital Certificate Program. Furthermore, the NMPIM has deliverables scheduled for December 2007 and January 2008 that are directly dependent on completion of PR60013_01.

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