DCC Key Infrastructure

All communication to the Data Service Provider interfaces (DCC User Interface, Self Service Interface and Registration Data Interface) will be secured using a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), known as the DCC Key Infrastructure (DCCKI).

A PKI issues digital certificates which are used to prove the identity of an individual or organisation or prove that information sent by an individual or organisation has not changed during transit. The identity of the individual or organisation is verified by DCC, as the Certificate Authority, allowing everyone else to rely on the certificates. 

13 April 2016

Further to the launch of the DCCKI Registration Service on 24 March, DCCKI Test Certificates service is now in operation. This will enable Parties and RDPs to submit Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) to obtain DCCKI Test Certificates for use in testing with the DCC.

For DCCKI Test Certificates, the DCCKI Repository will not be used. Instead, CSRs will be submitted to DCCKI RA via DCC's live SharePoint which is the secured electronic means as specified in the DCCKI RAPP. 

Certificates wil be returned to Parties also via this means. A guidance for the creation and submission of CSRs is available on the DCC's SharePoint site: SEC Parties Operations LIVE in the DCCKI folder Information for Parties/DCCKI.

13 July 2016

DCCKI is now live for the submission of Live SRO and ARO nominations and the submission of CSRs to receive Live Infrastructure Certificates for use at DCC Live.

New forms must be completed for Live nominations and the latest forms can be found on SharePoint in the Information for SEC Parties/DCCKI/Forms folder.

Note: The DCCKI RAPP and SEC Subsidary documents are now designated and included in SEC, which can be found on the SECAS website. The below documents are historical working versions. 

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DCC makes extensive use of cryptographic controls in the delivery of its service, including asymmetric controls that rely upon Public Key Infrastructure. The DCCKI issues and manages certificates relevant to DCC Communications.
Type: Related Document
Version: 0.1
Published date: 4 August 2014
Effective date: N/A
DCC submitted the DCC Key Infrastructure Certificate Policy draft SEC Subsidiary Document to the Secretary of State on 27 February 2015. This is the draft final version of the SEC Subsidiary Document, which is subject to the Secretary of State's approval (the Secretary of State may request that further work is undertaken, may make further changes directly or may choose to approve the documents in their current form). It is therefore published for information only.
Type: SEC Subsidiary Document
Version:
Published date: 27 February 2015
Effective date: N/A
DCC submitted the DCC Key Infrastructure Design Specification draft SEC Subsidiary Document to the Secretary of State on 27 February 2015. This is the draft final version of the SEC Subsidiary Document, which is subject to the Secretary of State's approval (the Secretary of State may request that further work is undertaken, may make further changes directly or may choose to approve the documents in their current form). It is therefore published for information only.
Type: SEC Subsidiary Document
Version:
Published date: 27 February 2015
Effective date: N/A
DCC submitted the DCC Key Infrastructure Registration Authority Policies and Procedures draft SEC Subsidiary Document to the Secretary of State on 27 February 2015. This is the draft final version of the SEC Subsidiary Document, which is subject to the Secretary of State's approval (the Secretary of State may request that further work is undertaken, may make further changes directly or may choose to approve the documents in their current form). It is therefore published for information only.
Type: SEC Subsidiary Document
Version:
Published date: 27 February 2015
Effective date: N/A
DCC submitted the DCC Key Infrastructure Code of Connection draft SEC Subsidiary Document to the Secretary of State on 27 February 2015. This is the draft final version of the SEC Subsidiary Document, which is subject to the Secretary of State's approval (the Secretary of State may request that further work is undertaken, may make further changes directly or may choose to approve the documents in their current form). It is therefore published for information only.
Type: SEC Subsidiary Document
Version:
Published date: 27 February 2015
Effective date: N/A
The DCC Key Infrastructure (DCCKI) document set comprises the DCCKI Certificate Policy, DCCKI Registration Authority Policies and Procedures, DCCKI Interface Design Specification, DCCKI Repository Interface Design Specification, DCCKI Code of Connection, and DCCKI Repository Code of Connection. DCCKI will provide authenticity and where applicable, integrity and non-repudiation of all communications with the DSP Interfaces. Consultation closing date 30 January 2015.
Type: Consultation
Version:
Published date: 22 December 2014
Effective date: N/A