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Common PKI

ImageCommon PKI has been completely implemented with all PKI solution providers for the advanced qualified signatures. The Common PKI profile is officially recommended by the german governement.
It secures a high level of quality regarding the interoperabilty of products and solutions and therefore is responsible for a high acceptance of PKI products put on the market.

Steering of Common PKI is performed by the Common PKI Board. The Board is entitled to decide on modifications and further development of the specification on the operative level and within the framework of the strategic decisions of both corporations. The board does not have any decision-making power beyond the two organisations.

BildThe former "Common PKI compliance label" has been extended and includes now also a Manufacturer Self Declaration about conformance to the Common PKI specification, leading to a Product Registration. Still as before it is also possible to do this on the basis of a certification for Product and Functionality Classes by one of the acknowledged Test Laboratories. ...more

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The Common PKI specification takes into account all business relevant electronic signatures up to the qualified electronic signature with which the formal requirements of the private and administrative law can be upheld. In addition, the specification also contains safety functionalities for secure e-mail with different levels of security and the compatibility to the standards accepted internationally. Through this fast availability of interoperable safety products is made possible both at the level of the certification service providers and on the user level (client side). ...more

Common PKI Testsystem

The updated and freely available Testbed is able to review in detail the compliance of all sorts of applications dealing with electronic signatures based on Common PKI 2.0. ...more

Choose from the catagories shown on the left and get a list of already Common PKI certified products. Beside the product name and the manufacturer you can obtain further information including the test report. The manufacturers are allowed to present the Common PKI compliancy label with the certified products. ...more

An Common PKI compliance label has been developed to testify that a product, in a specific functionality class, has been proven to conform to the Common PKI specification. Only approved verification labs may issue these labels to tested products. The requirements for the compliance label are described in Common PKI compliance criteria. ...more
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You can order a testbed here. ...more

Here you find actual downloads regarding Common PKI ...more
The Common PKI specification takes into account all business relevant electronic signatures up to the qualified electronic signature with which the formal requirements of the private and administrative law can be upheld. In addition, the specification also contains safety functionalities for secure e-mail with different levels of security and the compatibility to the standards accepted internationally. Through this fast availability of interoperable safety products is made possible both at the level of the certification service providers and on the user level (client side). ...more
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  • 01.19.2011
    Common PKI 2.0 Testsystem published an ready to be ordered
  • 04.12.2006
    ETSI Members appoint a new Director General
  • 06.20.2005
    Electronic signatures head for europe
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