The ICT Authority, in the exercise of its statutory function as CCA, is the apex body of the Mauritian PKI
Licence renewed for eMudhra CA to act as Recognised Certification Authority on 05 September 2022.
Licence issued to MauSign CA (National Computer Board) to act as Licensed Certification Authority on 23 July 2021.
CCA Directive 1 of 2021 - CCA Root Certificate Installation
CCA Directive 1 of 2020 - Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) service
The legal framework in terms of the ETA 2000 as amended & ICT Act 2001, the regulation under ETA and the directives for the Mauritian PKI are detailed out in this section.
The Licencing process for becoming a CA in Mauritius is explained here.
The particulars of each licensed/recognised/approved CAs operating in Mauritius are hosted in this section.
Publications section contains Directives issued by CCA, application forms and new releases.
This Section explains the function of the ICT Authority as the Controller of Certification Authorities. It also describes the Mauritian PKI framework.
Function of the ICT Authority (ICTA) as the CCA of Mauritius
Under section 18 (z) of the Information and Communication Technologies Act 2001, the ICT Authority is the Controller of Certification Authorities in Mauritius. The Controller of Certification Authorities as the “Root” Authority certifies the technologies, infrastructure and practices of all the Certification Authorities (CA) licensed/recognised/approved to issue Digital Signature Certificates.
A secure digital signature is defined as an electronic
signature that uses an asymmetric cryptosystem.
It vouches the origin and the
integrity of a message.
The objective of this Directive is to ensure that Licensed / Recognised / Approved Certification Authorities provide either written user instructions or programming scripts for the installation of the complete Certificates’ trust chain with Mauritius CCA Root Certificate in end user devices.
Back in December 2019, the ICT Authority in its capacity as the Controller of Certification Authorities (CCA) deployed a new Public key Infrastructure service known as the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) service.
Standards for Certification Authorities
This directive sets out standards for all licensed, recognised and approved Certification Authorities for carrying out different activities associated with their functions.
PKI stands for Public Key Infrastructure. To enable the use of digital
signatures in an open environment (such as the Internet) where the
participants do not know each other, it is necessary to know who the
To facilitate electronic communications by means of reliable electronic records;
During online transactions, transacting parties may not be able to reliably verify each other's identity.
The entire licensing / recognition / approval process involves: Application submission on prescribed form;Application Processing; and Award or Reject of Application.
A digital signature is a signature produced by using the public key method.
In simple terms, a certificate is a data structure that binds the name
of the person the certificate is issued to and that person's public
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