Certification Authority is an organizational and technical infrastructure for dealing with digital signatures and certificates hence enhancing trust and security in the provision of electronic services and promoting further uptake of services by citizens and businesses.
The implementation of Certification Authority is intended for:
- Ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation,
- Establishment of safe and cost-effective identification infrastructure in electronic environment ensuring maximum safe and flexible identification of individuals during any electronic transaction,
- Providing the basis for the establishment of Certified e-Document Authority for preserving digital documents, ensuring legal authority of all retained documents, certifying the lifecycle of e-documents, being as an intermediary for secure e-document exchange between parties.
The Republic of Armenia has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development towards the cost of E-Society and Innovation for Competitiveness Project, and will apply the part of the proceeds of the loan to the establishment of Certification Authority in the Republic of Armenia.
EKENG CJSC serves as the implementing agency for the project and will act as Trusted Root Certification Authority for all subordinate certification authorities in Armenia.
Currently EKENG CJSC is finalizing the Bidding document for the establishment of Certification Authority in Armenia and is cooperating with the World Bank for the final approval for the document.
- Improved effectiveness and quality of services delivered to people
As a result of identification system introduction the range of electronic services provided to the population will increase since the precondition for the development of electronic environment is secure identification of persons. Diverse electronic services will considerably reduce transaction costs and improve quality of provided services.
- Reduced costs
Introduction of identification system will considerably contribute to reducing costs for document flow in the country, performance of transactions, conclusion of contracts and other types of activities; specifically it will contribute to the reduction of costs for paperwork, archiving, time, repeated use of resources, physical document flow.
- Improved quality of data
This system enables making of transactions and transfer of information online and in real time conditions; as a result data exchange and transfer of information in the country will be performed within minimum time-span possible.