The information gathered in these articles describes the tasks that are done during administration of the Certificate Authority (CA) in Smart ID Certificate Manager (CM). The administration is done in the Administrator's workbench (AWB).
Before any tasks can be done in the AWB, you must set up a connection between the AWB client and a CM host. This is described in Certificate Manager client connection tasks. To be able to do this, you must be an administration officer with the role Use AWB. See also Officers and roles in Certificate Manager.
The authorization system of CM is based on individual smart cards used by the operators. The smart cards are primarily used to:
- authenticate the different operators
- sign operator requests from the various clients, and establish encrypted communication between the different system components.