The Administrator's workbench (AWB) is used by administration officers in Nexus Certificate Manager for setting up CA-unique configurations. For example, these tasks are managed in the AWB:
Initiate creation of CA keys and CAs
Implement CA policies, defining how certificates should be issued
Configure distribution rules for certificates and revocation lists
Manage officer roles and define officers
View request log and CIS log
Registration Authority (RA)
For example, these tasks are managed in the Registration Authority (RA):
Create PKCS#12 files
Store certificates on smart cards
Import PKCS#10 requests
Register end entity information for approval of SCEP and CMP certificate enrollment requests
Register certificate data for orders used for card batch production
Recover archived keys
Certificate Controller (CC)
For example, these tasks are managed in the Certificate Controller (CC):
Search for certificates
View certificate status and properties
Open a certificate for reading its content
Publish certificates to a directory using Publication Procedure
Export search result to text file in comma separated value (.CSV) format
Import CSV format files with certificate content information for searching and revocation.
Card Production Manager (CPM) clients
The following are Card Production Manager clients:
Order Explorer (OE) The Order Explorer (OE) client is used to place smart card production orders in batches, search for, view, and delete orders, and create batches specifying which CA that will sign the certificates. A batch is linked to a CA and the officer who executes it must be issued by the same CA.
Batch Explorer (BE) The Batch Explorer (BE) client is used to execute smart card production batches, issue certificates for smart cards using a card printer, search for and view batches, and undo batch creation.
Secure Printer (SP)
The Secure Printer (SP) client is used to search, sort, create, and print PIN and PUK letters containing secret codes within a sealed envelope. PIN and PUK letters can be printed for personalized cards as well as not yet produced cards, in so called anonymous letters. Anonymous letters are associated with cards by using the RA. Printer templates are used for defining the printing layout.