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SCS Updates. Licia Florio. Where are we now. Contract signed for 1 year valid till January 2007 Service works more than 1000 certs issued by all NRENs NRENs are happy 3 new NRENs joined in Sep/Oct BELNet, UNINETT, UKERNA Extension of the contract under negotiation. New Contract.

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Scs updates

SCS Updates

Licia Florio

TF-EMC2 Meeting – October 2006


Where are we now

Where are we now

  • Contract signed for 1 year

    • valid till January 2007

  • Service works

    • more than 1000 certs issued by all NRENs

    • NRENs are happy

  • 3 new NRENs joined in Sep/Oct

    • BELNet, UNINETT, UKERNA

  • Extension of the contract under negotiation


New contract

New Contract

  • Meeting with GS in Sep 06

    • GS very keen to renew the contract

  • Still only for server certificates

  • New contract valid for three years (2007- 2010)

    • Small discount on the price

  • Discussed the case for small countries

    • For now only Malta

  • Some bugs found in GS interface

    • GS will fix them


New features

New Features

  • Some new features requested by the NRENs:

    • Sub-RAs

    • Specifying SubjectAltName entries out of band

      • not in the CSR

    • HTTP(S) POST interface for submitting CSRs

      • Under discussion

      • This would allow for out band SubjectAltName specification

    • OCSP service

      • SURFnet and CESNet would provide the support for the service

      • GS would provide the CRLs


Future steps

Future steps

  • GS to agree and implement the new features

  • Having the amendment of the contract ready and in GS hands by Nov 06

  • Getting new NRENs on board 


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