Federated Trust

Becoming a Member of the CertiPath Trust Community

The following table provides a basic walkthrough of the expectations for an organization joining the CertiPath community as either a member of the CertiPath hierarchy subordinated to the CertiPath Root CA or as an Enterprise PKI in a peer-to-peer relationship with Federated Trust:



Considerations Subordinate to CertiPath Root Establish cross-certification relationship with CertiPath Bridge
Do you plan to deploy your own Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) – in-source, co-source, or outsource? YES YES
Do you need the ability to setup your own root CA with autonomy to define your own Certificate Policy (CP)? No YES
Do you need the ability to setup your own subordinate CAs based on business Units, geography or programs? No YES
Are you willing to inherit the CertiPath CP and unconditionally accept any changes to the CP approved by Policy Management Authority (PMA)? YES NO
Are you willing to have your Certification Practices Statement (CPS) based on the CP reviewed by third party auditors? YES YES
Do you plan to deploy the PKI based on the CP and the CPS defined? YES YES
Are you willing to provide a production representative test environment for the duration of your membership with CertiPath? YES YES
Are you willing to perform interoperability testing in a test environment? YES YES
Are you willing to be subjected to a third party zero day or pre-operational audit of the PKI based on the approved CPS? YES YES
Are you willing to perform the Production Environment Interoperability Testing? YES YES


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Organizations interested in becoming a member of the CertiPath Trust Community and who are willing and able to meet either set of considerations should begin by contacting CertiPath.

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