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Certificate Manager Web UI communication flow

Certificate Manager Web UI communicates with several components, for example, Protocol Gateway and Nexus Personal Desktop Client.

For more information about the Certificate Manager component, see Smart ID Certificate Manager

The user logs in to Certificate Manager Web UI via a URL in a web browser. When connecting, the web UI communicates with Protocol Gateway and activates the CM REST API.

Protocol Gateway communicates with Hermod. Hermod initiates the signing (sign-in process) and replies with a plug-out URL.

Protocol Gateway sends the plug-out URL to Certificate Manager Web UI.

Certificate Manager Web UI communicates with the middleware Nexus Personal Desktop Client (Classic). Personal Desktop enables signing and authentication in web browsers without plugins, using the plugout technology, where Personal Desktop is triggered from the browser page.

Personal sends the login data to Hermod, a web-based service for online authentication and signing. 

Hermod sends a callback to Protocol Gateway, a server-side component that enables devices to interact with Certificate Manager through standard enrollment protocols that use HTTP (or CoAP) as a transport protocol. 

Protocol Gateway communicates with Certificate Factory (CF), a server component that is responsible for control mechanisms and preparation of data in the issuance process. 

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