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Services provided by the CESNET PKI are described in certificate policies and Certificate Practice Statement available in the chapter Certificate Policies and Certificate Practice Statement.
CESNET PKI provides the following services:
Personal certificate issued by the CESNET PKI can be used for authentication, digital signature, and data encryption.
The personal certificates validity is 13 months maximum.
due to capacity and organizational reasons, personal certificates can be issued only to
Server certificates can be used for authenticating network hosts and services.
Server certificates are issued for hosts and services operated by
CESNET CA mediates issuance of server certificates TCS. These certificates are currently issued by Comod CA, whose root certificates are implicitly trusted by most internet browsers.
CESNET CA operates a Registration Authority on its own.
Any member of CESNET, a. l. e. can ask for certification of its own Registration Authority. a signed contract between CESNET, a. l. e. and the RA operator is required.
Operation of CESNET CA RAs is governed by rules described in the appropriate certificate policy issued by the CESNET CA.
CESNET CA supports establishing of CAs operated by members of CESNET, a. l. e. and offers their certification. The CA must comply with a certificate policy of CESNET CA. A legal contract between CESNET, a. l. e. and the institution operating the CA is required.