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IdenTrust offers certificates that are cross-certified under the U.S. Federal Bridge

The x.509 Certificate Policy for the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) defines seven (7) certificate policies for use by the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) to facilitate interoperability between the FBCA and other Entity Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) domains. The policies represent five (5) different assurance levels (Rudimentary, Basic, Medium, Medium Hardware and High) for public key certificates. The level of assurance refers to the strength of the binding between the public key and the individual whose subject name is cited in the certificate, the mechanisms used to control the use of the private key and the security provided by the PKI itself.

The FBCA enables interoperability among Entity PKI domains in a peer-to-peer fashion. The FBCA issues certificates only to those CAs designated by the Entity operating that PKI (called Principal CAs). The FBCA may also issue certificates to individuals who operate the FBCA. The FBCA certificates issued to Principal CAs act as a conduit of trust.

The terms and provisions of the x.509 Certificate Policy for the Federal Bridge Certification Authority shall be interpreted under and governed by applicable Federal law.

As an approved Federal Bridge Certification Authority (CA), IdenTrust can offer certificates that are cross-certified under the Federal Bridge, which are interoperable with specified government programs, such as the DEA Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) program.

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