Welcome to the Federal PKI Policy Authority website
Federal PKI Policy Authority (FPKIPA) sets policy governing operation of the U.S.
Federal PKI Infrastructure, composed of: the Federal Bridge Certification Authority
(FBCA); the Federal Common Policy Framework Certification Authority (CPFCA); the
Citizen and commerce Class Common Certification Authority (C4CA) and the E-Governance
Certification Authority. The FPKIPA approves applicants for cross certification
with the FBCA.
The FPKIPA was created at the direction of the Federal CIO Council and operates
pursuant to Federal CIO Council authority. It serves the interest of U.S. Government
organizations as relying parties, and encourages interoperability with Non-Federal
PKIs. The FPKIPA is composed of Federal Agencies, State governments, not-for-profit
organizations, other PKI Bridges, private sector PKIs and interested parties that
have chosen to trust each other's digital certificates using the FBCA infrastructure.
Three classes of participants make up the membership of the FPKIPA: voting members,
who represent Federal Agencies cross-certified PKIs; nonvoting members, who represent other PKI domains
and Bridges cross-certified with the FBCA, and observers, who are interested parties
with business relationships with the Federal PKI Infrastructure. Continue-->