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Higher Education Bridge Certificate Authority (HEBCA) Project ProgressFed/Ed December 2004
HEBCA Project What is it? The HEBCA Project being undertaken by Dartmouth College includes all activities related to the instantiation and operation of a production-level Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Bridge Certificate Authority for the Higher Education community.
HEBCA Project • What will it provide? • The HEBCA Project will create and maintain three new Certificate Authority (CA) systems for EDUCAUSE and will also house the existing HEBCA Prototype CA • The three CA systems to be created are: • HEBCA Test CA • HEBCA Development CA • HEBCA Production CA • The HEBCAs will be used to cross-certify Higher Education PKI trust anchors to create a bridged trust network • The HEBCA Test CA will also be cross-certified with the Prototype FBCA (other emerging Bridge CAs are also targets) and the HEBCA production CAs will be cross-certified with the production FBCA.
HEBCA Project • What will it look like?
HEBCA Project • What’s been done so far? • Prototype HEBCA operational and cross-certified with the Prototype FBCA • Draft of Production HEBCA CP produced • Draft of Production HEBCA CPS started • Operational Authority contractor engaged (Dartmouth) • MOA with commercial vendor for CA software and licenses (RSA) • MOA with commercial vendor for infrastructure hardware (Sun) • Development phase underway • Policy Authority formed • Preliminary Policy Mapping completed with FBCA • New Prototype infrastructure instantiated at Dartmouth and utilized by Bridge-to-Bridge interoperability demonstrations • Prototype Registry of Directories (RoD) deployed at Dartmouth
HEBCA Project • Projected Milestones • Deployment phase complete by 7/31/05 • Dartmouth based Prototype developed and operation by 11/19/04 • HEBCA Test CA operational by 2/1/05 • Cross-certification with FBCA by 2/28/05 • Cross-certify Existing HE Domain CAs with Test CA by 4/4/05 • HEBCA Production CA operational by 7/1/05 • Cross-certification with FBCA by 7/31/05 • Start HE Domain CAs cross-certification with HEBCA Production CA by 8/1/05 • Post Operation Start Activities • Other Bridge cross-certifications • Improvements to system • Improved Test bed for Bridge-aware applications
For More Information • HEBCA Website: http://webteam.educause.edu/hebca/ Scott Rea - Scott.Rea@dartmouth.edu Steve Worona - firstname.lastname@example.org