Policy paper

UK certificate policy and practice statement

The UK certificate policy and practice statement.


UK national certificate policy

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UK certificate practice statement


The United Kingdom (UK) Certificate Policy (CP) for Biometric Residence Permits sets out governance arrangements for how the UK will use digital certificates required to authenticate access to biometric data using Extended Access Control – Public Key Infrastructure (EAC-PKI).

The UK Certificate Practice Statement (CPS) translates certificate policies from the UK’s Certificate Policy (CP) into operational procedures for the UK’s Certification Authority (CA) regarding the principles to be followed when issuing certificates.

Published 8 May 2015