What is a Virtual Registration Authority?

Virtual Registration Authority allows you to implement user and certificate management infrastructure with minimum cost and effort. Virtual RA allow you to start using user, request and certificate management functions in a few clicks without a need to implement a painfully expensive infrastructure.

Usually, Registration Authority is a standalone software package which should be installed and configured. By using virtual registration authority you skip all those steps. Basically, installing Virtual RA is like configuring your email account in Internet. You select amount of users and period of time for which you need it and then you have almost immediately. And your PKI infrastructure is ready to work - you can upload user information and create certificates in a few clicks avoiding painful configuration and setup processes. The idea is similar to cloud computing, where you rent the processing infrastructure as long as you need it. The principle with Virtual RA is the same - proceed to a following section to read more detailed information and examples.