Simple CA

The Globus Simple CA package provides a convenient method of setting up a certificate authority (CA). The Certificate Authority can then be used to issue certificates for users and services that work with GSI and WS-Security. Simple CA is intended for operators of small Grid testing environments and users who are not part of a larger Grid.

Most production Grids will not accept certificates that are not signed by a well-known CA, so the certificates generated by Simple CA will usually not be sufficient to gain access to production services.

Related solutions: Simple CA is one of the components that makes up the PURSE (Portal-based User Registration Service) solution. See the Solutions section for more information.

Software: Simple CA
Developed by: The Globus Alliance
Distributions: Globus Toolkit 4.0