Although still usable, this Certificate Authority application now has legacy status.
The new UW Certificate Services
application provides consolidated certificate request and management functions
for both the UW Services CA and the InCommon CA.
See the UW Certificate Services documentation for a comparison of CA features
Use the UW Certificate Authority to retrieve the root certificate and
the current Certificate Revocation List (CRL), and to request
and retrieve certificates.
You are assumed to
have some understanding of certificates and
For a more general discussion
of the Certificate Authority, or to
load the CA's root certificate into a browser, see the
user documentation pages.
CA user documentation.
OASIS PKI Whitepapers
An excellent reference on the openssl library:
Network Security with OpenSSL, by Viega, Messier, and Chandra,
O'Reilly & Associates, 2002 (ISBN: 0-596-00270-X)
A comprehensive introduction to PKI:
Understanding the Public-Key Infrastructure: Concepts, Standards, and
by Adams, Lloyd, and Kent, Que, 1999 (ISBN: 157870166X)