Certificate Authority

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Note: 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 their applications.

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.

Selected links

  1. CA user documentation.

  2. OASIS PKI Whitepapers

  3. OpenSSL home

Selected bibliography

  1. 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)

  2. A comprehensive introduction to PKI:
    Understanding the Public-Key Infrastructure: Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations, by Adams, Lloyd, and Kent, Que, 1999 (ISBN: 157870166X)