This is an initiative that applies to all EV SSL Certificates, from all issuers.
Existing EV SSL certificates for external facing websites will be automatically published (whitelisted) in the public CT logs before December 2014 to ensure the continuous display of the green address bar in Chrome. There is no action required from EV SSL customers with external facing websites.
Certificate details will be logged along with the listing of the EV SSL Certificate in the public CT logs. Information logged cannot be removed.
In deference to applicable privacy policies, EV SSL Certificates that are not reachable (by Common Name or SAN) via the internet, also known as internal EV SSL Certificates, will not be published (whitelisted) in the public CT logs. We are reaching out to customers to get their consent for these internal EV SSL Certificates to be whitelisted before November 30 2014.
After December 9 2014, any existing internal EV SSL Certificate that needs to be published in the public CT logs will need to be replaced, possibly at cost to the customer. At Certificate replacement, customers can leverage a CT feature to enable the publication of the internal EV SSL Certificate.
Starting on December 2014 EV SSL Certificates will be automatically logged in public CT logs.
An external facing website is defined when we have attempted to connect to a website using secure communications (HTTPS) and a response was received.
An internal facing website is defined when we have attempted to connect to the website using secure communications (HTTPS) and a response was not received; this is an internal-facing website that is not accessible without proper authorization from outside of the private network.
At this time only Chrome have adopted this requirement.