Shepherd writeup

1. Summary
Rich Salz is the document shepherd; Roman Danyliw is the responsible AD.
The document defines an ACME extension to enable the issuance of short-term and automatically renewed (STAR) X.509 certificates. Such certificates will typically not have revocation information. The working group agrees that this should be a standards-track document.

2. Review and Consensus
The document has been in circulation for 2.5 years and a WG document for 2 years. During this time it has received a lot of review, resulting in significant changes. Although discussion has been light, the document reflects WG consensus. The document has received reviews so far from the OPSDir (nits) and GENART (ready).  The CDNI working group will be using this.

3. Intellectual Property
Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR disclosures on the document.

4. Other Points
The question of whether short-term certificates are or are not a good idea did not come up in the discussion because that is viewed as the domain of the LAMPS working group and that working group did not adopt a document about the practice of using short-term certificates. It is also sort of a basic premise of ACME, as part of our work on automating certificate issuance.