Selecting Your Digi-CA™

The Correct Digi-CA™ for you

PDF You should clearly identify if your user group is open or closed, what you want to use your Certificates for and whether you have the staff required to run and operate the Digi-CA™. If, having downloaded and read the Digi-CA™ Manual that advises you on how to select your Digi-CA™ and you are still not clear, then contact the Digi-CAST1™ Team and seek their advice before proceeding further.

Migration from a Traditional CA

Using the authentication and validation Certificate Policies from your Traditional CA, Digi-CA™ can migrate users automatically without requiring any IT resources or Administrators’ time.

Customization & Flexibility

The Digi-CA™ is probably the most flexible and capable CA system available in the market today. Unlike the other Traditional CAs, Digi-CA™ takes advantage of the many advances in technology over the past seven years and you benefit by getting the flexible, cost effective and easily integrated CA system you need.

The Digi-CA™ still uses Unix in its Certificate Engine core but by using Open Standard Architecture in other modules, the Digi-CAST2™ Team customisation and upgrade costs are substantially less than those normally associated with the complex and costly modifications of the less flexible Unix Traditional CAs.

This section explains the design principles and also gives typical examples of previous customizations . The most important feature of Digi-CA™ is that your precise requirements can be delivered, exactly as you require.

Process Customization

In the larger or more complex environment, the organization may require a workflow process to control the use of the Digi-CA™ usage from a cost, security or for general management reasons. The following is an example of a customization currently in use by a Digi-Sign customer for issuing Digi-SSLs™:

This type of customization is not unusual but it does add to the initial cost of deploying a Digi-CA™ system.


Process Automation

Every aspect of the Digi-CA™ can be automated. Examples of this would be where the Digi-IDs™ are being used to replace Usernames and Passwords for login to a secure website, to replace hardware tokens like SecurID®, to issue Digi-IDs™ for secure email on a closed network or to replace an existing Traditional CA with Digi-CA™.

Using the Digi-CA™ flexible design technology and capabilities, it is possible to use existing LDAPs or other databases such as Oracle®, Active Directory® or any other SQL or flat file format to automate the Digi-ID™ issuing, renewal, suspension and revocation processes.