The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Manager is an optional PKI
subsystem that can act as a stand-alone OCSP service. The OCSP Manager
performs the task of an online certificate validation authority by enabling
OCSP-compliant clients to do real-time verification of certificates. Note
that an online certificate-validation authority is often referred to as an
Although the Certificate Authority (CA) is already configured with an
internal OCSP service. An external OCSP Responder is offered as a separate
subsystem in case the user wants the OCSP service provided outside of a
firewall while the CA resides inside of a firewall, or to take the load of
requests off of the CA.
The OCSP Manager can receive Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) from
multiple CA servers, and clients can query the OCSP Manager for the
revocation status of certificates issued by all of these CA servers.
When an instance of OCSP Manager is set up with an instance of CA, and
publishing is set up to this OCSP Manager, CRLs are published to it
whenever they are issued or updated.
This package is one of the top-level java-based Tomcat PKI subsystems
provided by the PKI Core used by the Certificate System.
|| ABOUT "CERTIFICATE SYSTEM" ||
Certificate System (CS) is an enterprise software system designed
to manage enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) deployments.
PKI Core contains ALL top-level java-based Tomcat PKI components:
which comprise the following corresponding PKI subsystems:
* Certificate Authority (CA)
* Data Recovery Manager (DRM)
* Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Manager
* Token Key Service (TKS)
* Token Processing Service (TPS)
For deployment purposes, PKI Core contains fundamental packages
required by BOTH native-based Apache AND java-based Tomcat
Certificate System instances consisting of the following components:
Additionally, PKI Core contains the following fundamental packages
required ONLY by ALL java-based Tomcat Certificate System instances:
PKI Core also includes the following components:
Finally, if Certificate System is being deployed as an individual or
set of standalone rather than embedded server(s)/service(s), it is
strongly recommended (though not explicitly required) to include at
least one PKI Theme package:
* dogtag-pki-theme (Dogtag Certificate System deployments)
* redhat-pki-server-theme (Red Hat Certificate System deployments)
* customized pki theme (Customized Certificate System deployments)
NOTE: As a convenience for standalone deployments, top-level meta
packages may be provided which bind a particular theme to
these certificate server packages.