The SAFE Identity Bridge Certification Authority (SIBCA) is the interoperability mechanism for ensuring trust across independent Certification Authority domains.
PKI operators interested in attaining cross certification with the SIBCA must submit an Application for Cross-certification along with the following documentation to the SAFE Identity Policy Management Authority (PMA):
Following SAFE Identity PMA approval of the application, the review process includes
Mapping the applicant’s PKI Certificate Policy against the SIBCA Certificate Policy for comparability of security and operational requirements
Where applicable, performing a compliance analysis of the applicant’s PKI KRPS with the SAFE Identity KRP
Interoperability testing of certificates issued by the applicant’s PKI
Reviewing the most recent Third-party Independent Audit Opinion Letter(s) pertaining to the compliance of the applicant’s PKI Certification Practices Statement (CPS) with the applicant’s PKI CP and the compliance of the applicant’s PKI Operations with the applicant’s PKI CPS
To complete the review process, additional documentation is required. This includes:
Third Party Independent Auditor CPS Compliance Analysis Opinion letter asserting that the applicant’s PKI Certification Practices Statement (CPS) implements the Certificate Policy (CP)
Certificate Artifacts for Interoperability Testing
Upon successful completion of the document review and the interoperability testing, the results are submitted to the SAFE Identity PMA for final review and approval to cross-certify. For more information or to initiate the cross-certification process,Contact us
The integrity of digital credentials varies widely from one provider to the next. Figuring out who to trust, why to trust them and how their security aligns with your needs can be a challenge. This makes trust hard.
The SAFE Identity Trust Framework, carefully cultivated over 15 years, can make trust much easier. The Trust Framework defines the policies and standards necessary to use secure and interoperable digital credentials that meet your needs. Issuers certified by SAFE are compliant with these policies and standards, ensuring this same security and interoperability across the ecosystem – and making trust a lot simpler for you.
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