General information

The Cyprus Grid Certification Authority (CyGridCA) is the top-level certification authority for Grids in Cyprus. It provides X.509 certificates for identification and authentication purposes related to Grid activities in Cyprus. The CyGridCA was established within the EU project CrossGrid, and was later extended to cover the latest EU project EGI-InSPIRE (Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe). Its duty is to certify, with its digital signature, the following:

  • the public keys belonging to the CyGrid Certification Authority;
  • the public keys of the registration authorities which act for and on behalf of CyGridCA;
  • the public keys of end entities (users and machines).

CyGridCA is mutually recognized by the Certification Authorities of most European countries and the USA. It has been certified by the EUGridPMA, the European Policy Management Authority for Grid Authentication in e-Science. For more information, please check also the Acceptance Matrix maintained by Dr. Coghlan of Trinity College, Dublin.

Obtain a certificate

To obtain a certificate, the requester must be involved in CyGrid activities. To obtain a user or a machine certificate, please view the analytical instructions at the corresponding section

Certification Policy and Certification Practice Statement (CP/CPS)

The latest CyGridCA CP/CPS, version 1.0.9, is available online in pdf format.
Object Identifier (O.I.D.): 1.3.6.1.4.1.14819.2.2.1.6

Copies of previous versions are listed below:

CyGridCA root certificate

The CyGridCA root certificate can be downloaded in PEM format (right-click and select "save as"). Please verify the one of the fingerprints matches (below) before installing the certificate in your browser or e-mail application.

CyGridCA Root Certificate fingerprints: MD5 Fingerprint = 2A:4B:2C:99:58:17:43:4D:FD:6A:BF:C7:BC:A5:C2:3B
SHA1 Fingerprint = 8E:29:7B:4C:19:C2:D2:1B:E1:85:6B:F9:DF:F8:66:62:B8:CF:AE:A8

The previous (expired) CyGridCA certificate is also available (84c1f123.0) MD5 Fingerprint=72:39:00:9A:27:11:61:E2:13:01:E9:F0:3D:D0:B1:18
SHA1 Fingerprint=46:A3:97:D9:47:00:F4:88:C4:22:2A:30:64:53:DD:7C:2F:A4:69:F6



Certificate Revocation List

The latest CRL issued with the current CyGridCA certificate can be downloaded in PEM format (right-click and select "save as")

  • RFC3647: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Policy and Certification Practices Framework (obsoletes RFC2527)
  • RFC2527:Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Policy and Certification Practices Framework (obsolete)
  • RFC3280: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile (obsoletes RFC2459)
  • RFC2459: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile (obsolete)
  • The Open-source PKI Book, by Simos Xenitellis (The OpenCA Team)
  • Getting a Certificate, tutorial by David Groep (NIKEF)

Presentations

Contact information

CyGrid Certification Authority
Cyprus Research and Academic Network (CYNET)
P.O.Box 20537
CY-1678 Nicosia
CYPRUS

Phone: +357-22.89.52.54
Fax: +357-22.89.54.94

WWW: http://cygrid.org.cy/CyGridCA/
E-mail: cygrid-ca AT cynet.ac.cy

The CyGrid Certification Authority is managed by the Cyprus Research and Academic Network (CYNET).

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