PKI Digital Certificate Validation - Corestreet Software

By: Actividentity  09-12-2011
Keywords: Software Development, Public Key

The ActivIdentity CoreStreet suite of PKI certificate validation products is a complete solution that allows for the secure, scalable and reliable validation of digital certificates using both traditional as well as distributed OCSP, and this for certificate populations of any size.

The architecture of the ActivIdentity CoreStreet Validation solution is comprised of the following main components:

  • a Validation Authority, or several in the case of high availability failover environments, hosted in a secure location, very often the same location as the Certificate Authority (CA)
  • any number of VA Responders which can be hosted in non-secure locations close to relying parties and provide standard OCSP service to the relying parties
  • relying parties using an OCSP toolkit, application or plug-ins, such as the ActivIdentity CoreStreet Desktop Validation Client (DVC) or ActivIdentity CoreStreet Server Validation Extension (SerVE), to obtain OCSP responses 

ActivIdentity CoreStreet Validation: How it Works

Additional optional components of the solution are:

  • the ActivIdentity CoreStreet Tactical Validation Authority:  a solution enabling full featured certificate validation for low bandwidth, in-theater deployments
  • the ActivIdentity CoreStreet Path Builder and Path Builder SSL Gateway:  a software solution using Server-based Certificate Validation Protocal (SCVP) to provide the trust necessary for secure, legally binding communications and transactions in federated PKI environments
  • the ActivIdentity CoreStreet Attribute Authority:  a software solution which enables the verification of attributes or privileges associated with credentials
  • the ActivIdentity CoreStreet PKI SDK:  a Software Development Kit to public key enable applications

Keywords: Public Key, Software Development

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