The FPKI Architecture (FPKIA) encompasses CAs by multiple
vendors designating each CA to support a different FPKI policy and function. The
Federal PKI enabling policy CAs are: (1) FBCA,
(2) the Federal
PKI Common Policy Framework (FCPF) Root CA, and (3) Citizen
and Commerce Class Common (C4) Root CA. The evolved operation also incorporates
the e-Governance CAs used to issue SSL/TLS certificates supporting assertion-based
credentials for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) data exchanges.
There is a test environment and a Production FPKIA. The Production FPKIA has gone
through Certification and Accreditation and was granted an Approval
The General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) has been appointed as the Federal PKI Management Authority
(FPKI MA), to manage the design, development, implementation and operation of
the Production FPKIA.
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