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eduPKI Policy Management Authority (PMA)

The eduPKI Policy Management Authority (PMA) is the centrepiece of eduPKI.

The eduPKI PMA is a group of technical experts within GÉANT that evaluates CAs issuing X.509 digital certificates for the GE?ANT community. The eduPKI PMA defines and maintains the minimum set of criteria that must be met by participating CAs, and accredits candidate CAs on the basis of an evaluation of their policies against these criteria.

The eduPKI PMA also establishes connections and mediates between Certification Authorities (CAs), Relying Parties, Trust Profiles and the Trust Anchor Repository building the eduPKI trust fabric.