The IDcentral platform is the core identity and authentication infrastructure behind Sixscape’s portfolio of products. IDcentral provides X.509 digital certificate services in the form of certificate request, retrieval, deployent and ongoing management including lifescycle management. The automation delivered ultimately shortens time to deployment and decreases total cost of ownership while ensuring you achieve your SLA and compliance obligations. Supporting a number of standard certificate management protocols including Sixscape’s own IRP, ensures that all use cases across all industries are addressed in any mixed end-point environment across Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, IoT, network devices, machines, smartcards and tokens.
Sixscape’s IRP is a lightweight certificate management protocol which hides the complexity and simplifies request, retrieval, deployment and management of X.509 digital certificates as a core infrastructure for Sixscape’s suite of products.
The existing certificate management protocols are limited and heavyweight for doing full automation of certificate management. These include SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol) and CMP (RFC 4210). Neither includes authentication, which causes problems in many deployment scenarios. SCEP is limited in terms of what kinds of certificates it can work with. CMP is overly complex (based on ASN.1), and rarely implemented in its complete form.
IRP offers a next generation certificate management protocol that addresses current requirements including that of lighweight and scalable deployment needed for IoT networks and 5G deployments with full Active Directory/LDAP integration.