Certificate Authority Customisation

PDF 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 most flexible, cost effective and easily integrated and/or migrated CA system you need.

Intelligent use of Open Source PKI

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

    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™ technology and its 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.

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.