Defence Root Certification Authority (DRCA) service
from UK Ministry of Defence
MoD Root CA  

The MoD decided not to renew the Approval of their Service that was due in September 2016.

Former Grant of Approval

tScheme Limited granted approval to the electronic trust service identified as:

Defence Root Certification Authority (DRCA) - The DRCA provides Trust Services for the Defence environment and is the ultimate trust point for the Defence PKI. It provides support to authentication, integrity, confidentiality and non-repudiation services through the use of X.509 certificates.

as supplied by:
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Ministry of Defence,
MoD, Main Building, Whitehall, Horseguards Avenue, London, SW1A 2HB

The management system used to deliver this service was certified by:
LRQA - Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd.
of 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS

to satisfy the criteria defined in the following tScheme Approval Profiles:

Title Identity Issue
Base Approval Profile tSd0111 3.00
Approval Profile for a Certification Authority* tSd0102 3.01
Approval Profile for Signing Key Pair Management* tSd0103 3.02
Approval Profile for Certificate Generation* tSd0104 3.01
Approval Profile for Certificate Dissemination tSd0105 3.01
Approval Profile for Certificate Status Management tSd0106 3.01
Approval Profile for Certificate Status Validation tSd0107 3.01
Approval Profile for Registration Services tSd0042 3.02
  *not including Qualified Certificates    


This approval initially commenced on:

29th September, 2010

and annual renewal against the current issue of these Approval Profiles was last confirmed in:

September 2015

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