Certification Authority of Armenia
The certification authority is an organization that provides electronic digital signature certificates and other services related to electronic digital signatures; it also manages the life-cycle of certificates, including the issuance, cancellation, expiry and renewal of a certificate.
EKENG is the only accredited certification authority in Armenia. The current system of certification authorities was launched on the 28th of October, 2013. As a result of the implementation of this system the number of e-services has increased considerably because secure identification is a precondition for the development of electronic environments.
Ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation.
RootCA (main certification authority) and CitizenCA (citizen certification authority) have been established and are available 24/7. The following service oriented protocols are also available:
- Time Stamp
It is not possible to use state electronic services without activating one’s electronic signature. Electronic signatures can be activated by registering and paying through EKENG's online payment system or a bank transfer.
There are about 1,000,000 certificates issued by the Certification Authority and about 80,000 active users. Currently a lot of services are provided with electronic signatures, particularly:
- Tax Service of the RA
- Electronic System of the State Cadastre
- Electronic System of the Business Registry
- Electronic Pension system
- License Application system
- eDocument workflow (Mullberry) system
- Online Public Notice (azdarar.am)