The General Services Administration will unveil Central Certificate Validator program that will of perform certificate path discovery and validation (PD-VAL) in compliance with RFC 5280 in support of PKI-based authentication mechanisms described in FIPS 201.
The proof-of-concept of the Central Certificate Validator will be demonstrated to agencies, suppliers and other interested parties on July 21 at 2.00 pm ET at the GSA Auditorium at 1800 F Street Washington DC 20405. At this time, vendors will showcase interoperability of their products, such as handheld devices and computer applications, with this GSA validation service.
The Central Certificate Validator is based on RFC-5055 – “Server-based Certificate Validation Protocol” and makes it easier to deploy Public Key Infrastructure-enabled applications (in the case of PIV for physical and logical access) by delegating path discovery and/or validation processing to a server.
By implementing SCVP compliant client modules within Physical Access Control Systems or within the middleware for logical access, such organizations can leverage GSA’s CCV service to perform complete PKI certificate validation for a certificate in question prior to allow the credential-holder access.
An agenda for the event is available here.
Registration for the event is available here.