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federal bridge certification authority (FBCA)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  The Federal Bridge certification authority (CA) consists of a collection of public key infrastructure (PKI) components (Certificate Authorities, Directories, Certificate Policies and Certificate Practice Statements) that are used to provide peer to peer interoperability among Agency Principal Certification Authorities.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-32

  The Federal Bridge Certification Authority consists of a collection of Public Key Infrastructure components (Certificate Authorities, Directories, Certificate Policies and Certificate Practice Statements) that are used to provide peer to peer interoperability among Agency Principal Certification Authorities.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA)

  The FBCA is the entity operated by the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (FPKI) Management Authority that is authorized by the Federal PKI Policy Authority to create, sign, and issue public key certificates to Principal CAs.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) [Superseded]