Spring 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting

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USHER, HEBCA and Other Synergies in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Time 05/04/05 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

Learn about the latest developments in the ever-evolving, complex world of PKI for the Higher Education community including an update from the recent Research Workshop co-sponsored by NIH, NIST, and Internet2, details on the US Higher Education Root (USHER) and the Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority (HEBCA), two PKI initiatives designed to enable inter-institutional use of PKI, and information on the Federal Public Key Infrastructure, bridge to bridge issues and opportunities, and digitally-signed forms.

USHER and HEBCA each provide a specific set of benefits to Higher Education and this session seeks to detail what has been accomplished to date by each of these projects, and to outline future goals and development roadmaps. The following questions will be answered: 1) What services do HEBCA and USHER offer, and what are the differences between them? 2) Why is there a need for both and how do they complement each other? 3) What has each project accomplished so far? 4) What is planned for each initiative? 5) How do these two initiatives work together to maximize synergy? 6) Which initiative is right for your institution?

This presentation includes a live demonstration of PKI interoperability where an USHER-rooted end entity certificate will be used to sign an Education Department form that will be trusted via the HEBCA and its interaction with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA).


Speaker Scott Rea Dartmouth College

Speaker Mark Franklin Dartmouth College

Speaker Peter Alterman National Institutes of Health, Federal CIO Council

Speaker Ken Klingenstein Internet2/University of Colorado

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