The PKI certificates project was launched at the start of 2019 to gear the FCA's existing operational PKI towards the digitalisation of business processes and the associated new security requirements of the FCA.
A PKI (public key infrastructure) is a specific IT infrastructure for issuing, distributing and checking digital certificates (digitally encrypted signatures).
To this end, various PKI solution options were demonstrated, and the security levels of DaziT projects were surveyed and assessed on the basis of a feasibility study (POC). Since the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT) is developing a uniform certificate management solution for the entire Federal Administration in parallel, the FCA project was closed at the end of 2019 and transferred to the nationwide FOITT-PKI project. This avoids duplication in terms of procurement and implementation.