Title Revision of Digital Certificate Procedures
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Status Approved on 12/11/2007
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next steps
12/11/2007 BOARD Approved
11/29/2007 TAC Recommended for Approval Board consideration
11/15/2007 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration

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Date Gov Body Motion Result
12/11/2007 BOARD To approve PRR741 as recommended by TAC. Passed
11/29/2007 TAC To recommend approval of PRR741 as recommended by PRS. Passed
11/15/2007 PRS To recommend approval of PRR741 as submitted. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Oct 24, 2007
Sponsor: ERCOT Staff
Urgent: Yes
Sections: 16.11
Description: This PRR 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 PRR 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. 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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