Directive 1 of 2020
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. The purpose of the OCSP is to ensure the online verification of the validity of the digital certificates issued to licensed/recognised/approved CAs. In so doing, when an end user is using a PKI based online service, in the background, the validity of the digital certificate of the end user is being checked by the OCSP service of the CA and simultaneously, the validity of the digital certificate of the CA is being checked by the OCSP service of the CCA to ensure the verification of the complete chain of trust.
Accordingly, a Directive is being issued by the CCA to ensure compliance by the licensed/recognised/approved CAs to the modus operandi for OCSP services in Mauritius.
Directive can be viewed on the following link.
02 June 2020