Become a Member

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.

Criteria and Methodologies

CertiPath Advantage

PIV-I Providers

Roadmap to Cross-Certification

Roadmap to Subordination