ADSS RA Server

Advanced Registration Authority


Certificate registration, revocation & recovery

The ADSS RA Server acts as a gateway between PKI end-entities that include human users, servers or devices that require X.509 digital certificates and the back-end secure Certificate Authorities (CAs). It receives initial enrollment requests as well as revocation requests on from end-entities. Depending on the profile configurations these are then either automatically processes or queued for RA operators to manually approve/reject.

ADSS RA Server supports a range of protocols (SCEP, PKCS#10/PKCS#7 and CMC) to ensure requests from a wide range of devices can be accepted, such as routers, switches, firewalls, servers, databases, mobile phones, etc. For human subscribers both client-side and server-side key generation and certification is possible using a standard Internet browser interface, as well as face-to-face registration processes. ADSS Client SDK provides a Java and .NET API for easy integration of certificate registration, revocation and recovery services into any business application.


Key points:

  • Supports SCEP for device certificate request handling
  • Supports local key generation in browser (native browser keystores as well connect smartcard/USB tokens) using ADSS Go>Sign Service
  • Supports server-side key generation and certificate through high-level web services API
  • Supports face-to-face registration processes managed by the RA operator(s)
  • Allows multiple Registration Profiles to be configured
  • Capable of having separate categories of subscribers each managed by their own RA operator
  • Supports RSA keys 1024, 2048, 4096 bits
  • Supports ECDSA keys of 192, 224, 256, 384, 521 bits
  • Supports hash algorithm choice including SHA-1, SHA-2 (SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512).
  • High availability, resilience and high throughput capability
  • User authentication and access control
  • Summary and detailed management reporting

Our Location

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority,
Headquarters Building
B Wing, Office No. 204
P.O. Box 341061 Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel:  +971 4 501 5457
Fax: +971 4 501 5456