Public Key Infastructure (PKI)

To provide a more robust and safe solution for security, authentication and digital signature DNB implemented a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). New capabilities for issuing all certificate types required for the DNB, DNB-PKI has been implemented to address these requirements.

The DNB-PKI complements the services provided by other central banks Certification Authorities accepted by DNB.

The main functionalities of the DNB-PKI services can be summarized as follows:

  • Verify the identity of a subject previous to the issuance of a certificate
  • Creation and signing of certificates (only for DNB users and systems)
  • Process requests and reports related to the revocation status in order to determine the necessary actions to be taken
  • Providing certificate revocation status
  • Recovering of private keys associated with encryption key usage certificates (only for DNB users and systems)
  • Managing and distribution of cryptographic tokens (e.g. smart cards)

Certificate Management