A Community to discuss and share the technical and operational knowledge of Digital Signatures and Public Key Infrastructure has been established with the support of the CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities, Govt. of India) through a project funded to C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).
The objective of this forum is to share the concepts and implementation of Digital Signature and Public Key Infrastructure in order to facilitate their adoption in a wide-ranging spectrum of applications.
We aim to achieve this by creating simple and accessible resource materials and disseminate them through various means and media and in different formats. In this context, we have been carrying out nation-wide awareness and training programs, the details of it is accessible in this website.
We believe this forum will evolve and serve as a comprehensive knowledge base on this subject and we invite contributions from various stakeholders and volunteers to add to the body of knowledge (BoK) being compiled by us.
The Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) has been appointed by the Central Government of India under section 17 of the Act for purposes of the IT Act. The Office of the CCA aims at promoting the growth of e-Commerce and e- Governance through the wide use of digital signatures. The CCA licenses and regulates the working of CA's as provisioned in the IT Act. The Certifying Authorities (CAs) issue digital signature certificates for electronic authentication of users.More information can be found in various sections of this website as well as at: http://cca.gov.in
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. C-DAC has today emerged as a premier R&D organization in IT&E (Information Technologies and Electronics) in the country working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments. More information can be found at: http://www.cdac.in