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Certificate Manager clients

This article includes updates for Certificate Manager 8.10.

This article describes the clients that are included in Smart ID Certificate Manager

Administrator's workbench (AWB)

The Administrator's workbench (AWB) is used by administration officers for setting up CA-unique configurations. 

For example, these tasks are managed in the AWB: 

  • Initiate creation of CA keys and CAs

  • Initiate creation of Signing Authorities

  • 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)

The Registration Authority (RA) in Certificate Manager is used by officers to send various kinds of certificate requests to the CM host.

For example, these tasks are managed in the RA:

  • Create PKCS#12 files

  • Store certificates on smart cards

  • Import PKCS#10 requests

  • Recover archived keys

  • Issue attribute certificates

Certificate Controller (CC)

The Certificate Controller (CC) in Certificate Manager is used by officers to publish and manage publications, activate OCSP, revoke, and reinstate certificates either individually or in groups.

For example, these tasks are managed in the CC:

  • Revoke attribute certificates

  • Searching for and view certificates

  • View certificate status and properties

  • Export search result to text file in comma separated value (.CSV) format

  • Import CSV format files with certificate content information for searching and revocation

  • Publish certificates

  • Revoke certificates

  • Put certificates on hold

  • Reinstate certificates

  • Activate OCSP

  • Update revocation password

  • Remove subjects

Secure Printer (SP)

The Secure Printer (SP) in Certificate Manager client is used by officers to search for, 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.

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