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PKI in Virginia. September 2000. Commonwealth Bridge Project Time Line of Activity. COVITS Meeting - September 1999 Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium Established by Secretary of Technology Richard Guida - Federal bridge talk PSA working group of COTS

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Pki in virginia

PKI in Virginia

September 2000


Commonwealth bridge project time line of activity

Commonwealth Bridge ProjectTime Line of Activity

  • COVITS Meeting - September 1999

    • Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium

    • Established by Secretary of Technology

    • Richard Guida - Federal bridge talk

  • PSA working group of COTS

    • PSA  Privacy, Security, and Access

    • COTS  Council on Technology Services


Commonwealth bridge project time line of activity cont

Commonwealth Bridge ProjectTime Line of Activity cont.

  • PSA Presentation at UVa - Oct 1999

    • Richard Guida on Federal bridge project

    • Eye opener for the PSA group

  • November 1999 PSA Report

    • Recommended the state establish DSI

      • Digital Signatures Initiative working group

    • Requested UVa explore adapting the federal bridge model for use in the commonwealth


Bridge project goals

Bridge Project Goals

  • Demonstrate adaptability of Federal approach to the Commonwealth

  • Simplify Virginia PKI Environment

    • Interoperability via a bridge

    • Agencies free to use best solution for their individual environments

  • Officially a DSI Pilot Project

  • Demonstrate a working bridge


Goals and results

Goals and Results

  • Planned demonstration

    • DIT - VeriSign

    • VIPNET - Entrust

    • DGIF - VIPNET - Entrust

  • Instead used UVa signed Web-form demo application


Technical

Technical

  • Pilot BCA based on

    • OpenSSL and OpenCA

    • Linux

    • Normally left turned off

  • Certificate profile based on Federal bridge project profile


Virginia on line transaction volt certificates

Virginia On-Line Transaction (VOLT) Certificates

  • Key DSI workgroup recommendation

    • Reduce complexity to ensure success

  • VOLT certificate idea

    • A set of open vendor neutral PKI standards

    • A VOLT bridge

  • VOLT should be default - not mandatory

  • An agency to issue VOLTs for smaller agencies?


Volt certificate policy and practices statements

VOLT Certificate Policy and Practices Statements

  • COTS report – end of September

  • Expect a follow-on group charged to:

    • Develop the VOLT idea

      • Management structure

      • Draft/default Certification Policy Statement

      • Draft/default Certification Practices statement

      • Draft/default Subscriber Agreement

    • Anticipate starting with a relatively high assurance process

  • Many state agencies may choose to issue VOLT certificates


A potential virginia organizational structure

A Potential Virginia Organizational Structure

Secretary of Technology

Audit – CPS

VOLT Standards Committee

Audit – Bridge MOA

Audit

VOLT Central Services Subcommittee

VOLT Bridge Subcommittee

Vendor

BCA Operations

From 7/30/00 Discussion Draft Paper


Future and what have we learned

Future and what have we learned?

  • Defer policy early on – focus on vision

  • Our Audit department’s involvement is critical

  • Timing is right  e-government is popular

  • Its ok to get involved at state level - help educate


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