Usage and configuration instructions for this module are available in the following associated documentation: Digi-CA™Administrator Guide.

CA Management Console [CAMC]

The CA Management Console [CAMC] Service Module is the central graphical user interface [GUI] for managing Certification Authorities, Registration Authorities, Service Modules and other services provided within the Digi-CA™system infrastructure.

The following table presents a general overview on the functionalities provided by CAMC.

CAMC functionality overview
Management of CA accounts   Management of internal Master CA key pair
CA Key Pair management   Management of Digi-CA™system user accounts
CA Certification and Cross-Certification management   Management of End Entity certificate policies
Service Module Registration and Management   Management of Time-Stamping Authorities
Digi-CA™main configuration   Management of OCSP Validation Authorities
Registration and management of X.509 certificate profiles   Digi-CA™system status overview
End Entity Certificate reporting   CSP cryptographic request queue reporting
Management of RA accounts   Activity Dual Control authorization
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The CAMC is essentially a web based application designed to work with an instance of an Apache web server.

System users, such as CA Administrators can access the console interface only by using a web browser client application such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

CAMC provides support for a combination of two user authentication factors: traditional username and password and X.509 certificate based client authentication, which is a feature enabled by the use of SSL/TLS communication encryption protocol on the Apache web server. CAMC allows you to decide what authentication factor should be used to authenticate console users or whether to use both authentication factors at the same time.

The console is capable of supporting multiple language locales.

The great advantage of this module is that it allows different CA users to independently access separate CA accounts at the same time using the same console interface.

To store and retrieve information, the console uses an interface connection to the CA database. The fact it is a web based application, makes it easy to deploy and protect on a common installation of an Apache web server.