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Integrate Identity Manager with certificate authority (CA)

This article is valid for Smart ID 20.11 and later.


Smart ID Identity Manager provides standard workflows for certificate lifecycle management. Integrations can be set up with various Trust Service Providers and CA platforms. 

When Identity Manager is integrated with a CA, then Identity Manager becomes the leading system for managing certificates. To be automatically synchronized, any changes must be done in Identity Manager, for example to revoke certificates. 

To connect a certificate authority (CA) to Identity Manager: 

  1. To integrate Identity Manager with a Trust Service Provider, see: 
    Integrate Identity Manager with D-Trust connector
    Integrate Identity Manager with QuoVadis connector
  2. To integrate Identity Manager with a CA platform, see: 
    Integrate Identity Manager with Smart ID Certificate Manager
    Integrate Identity Manager with Microsoft ADCS
    Integrate Identity Manager with IDNomic connector
    Integrate Identity Manager with EJBCA connector
  3. For smart card production via Identity Manager Operator or Smart ID Self-Service, Identity Manager connects to the cryptochip via Smart ID Desktop App to a smartcard middleware. The smartcard middleware must be installed on the production client using Nexus Card SDK. For more information, see Set up contact chip encoding device.

For information on supported CAs and smartcard middleware, see Identity Manager requirements and interoperability

Use Smart ID Certificate Manager (CM) to provide key archival and recovery

Several connectors that are used to integrate Smart ID Identity Manager with an external CA, can use Smart ID Certificate Manager (CM) to provide key archival and recovery, see Use Certificate Manager for key archival and recovery for external CA.

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