Internal Certificate Authority

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The Internal Certificate Authority (ICA) provides digital certificates for use inside the State Government Network to address the need to protect data in transit. The ICA provides a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) that allows systems to validate that a certificate has not been revoked.

Certificates issued to state agencies are used for encryption, authentication and identification of servers and/or client via SSL and TLS. Some agencies use the ICA to provide protection of sensitive data and high-value resources.

The ICA was created as part of the decision package for the Integration Competency Center. The Secure Gateway Services group provides the ICA service.

Features/Benefits: 

  • Certificate Revocation List (CRL) that allows systems to validate the certificate status.
  • Real-time online processing of customer requests for approval and downloading of certificates.
  • A redundant, highly available production environment to support automated certificate requests and issuance.
  • Includes customer test and production environments. 

Pricing: 

Description Fee
The Internal Certificate Authority for partner agencies that are included in the monthly Security Gateway allocation No additional cost
The Internal Certificate Authority for partner agencies not included in the monthly Security Gateway allocation with more than 50 FTEs $1,500/mo. base fee plus a per-FTE fee and a per-certificate fee
The Internal Certificate Authority for partner agencies not included in the monthly Security Gateway allocation with less than 50 FTEs $500/mo. base fee and a per-application fee
One-time set-up fee Five percent (5%) of the monthly fee

How to Order: 

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