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EUGridPMA - Building Trust for Authentication in e-Science

The EUGridPMA is the international organisation to coordinate the trust fabric for e-Science authentication in Europe. It collaborates with the regional peers APGridPMA for the Asia-Pacific and The Americas Grid PMA in the International Grid Trust Federation. The charter document defines the group's objective, scope and operation. It is the basis for the guidelines documents on the accreditation procedure, the Authentication profile for secured "classic" certification authorities and other IGTF recognised Profiles.

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Important messages and announcements (such as new distributions of the list of accredited authorities) are carried over the EUGridPMA Announce news service. Every relying party (that means: you) is strongly encouraged to subscribe. Subscription can be via e-mail or the Mailman web interface. You may also be interested in the following direct links:

Getting the Roots of Trust

An installable form of the IGTF trust anchor repository is provided in a variety of forms, such as RPM, deb's, tar-balls and Java Key Stores on the IGTF Distribution site. The latest version is currently 1.56. When using them as part of your infrastructure or project, please validate the integrity of these roots of trust with the TERENA TACAR repository for those authorities registered there.
PMA Spotlight

Update to 1.56 available
An update to the trust anchor repository is now available as the 1.56 release with updated CA information from the distribution web site. The March 31st newsletter contains the full announcement of the 1.56 distribution.

Fetch-CRL3.0.11: new revocation timeliness
The fetch-crl utility has been re-engineered and its 3-series features key improvements in responsiveness and accuracy. It supports a new generation of OpenSSL 1.x based OS distributions, and twins well with the new IGTF Distribution Format. Read the feature list and documentation and download it today. This release is also available from the Fedora Extras, EPEL, and Debian repositories.

Find your CA

Find your national or regional issuing authority with the new clickable membership map. Read more...

Enhanced distribution format for all CAs
Read more on the new, OpenSSL1-ready, distribution format from the IGTF ...


The European Policy Management Authority for Grid Authentication in e-Science is a body to establish requirements and best practices for grid identity providers to enable a common trust domain applicable to authentication of end-entities in inter-organisational access to distributed resources. As its main activity the EUGridPMA coordinates a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for use with Grid authentication middleware. The EUGridPMA itself does not provide identity assertions, but instead asserts that - within the scope of the charter - the certificates issued by the Accredited Authorities meet or exceed the relevant guidelines.
Comments to David Groep.