E-signatures will be paid service in Azerbaijan

E-signatures will be paid service in Azerbaijan
# 19 May 2009 16:19 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Aynur Veliyeva - APA-Economics. As part of setting up a public key infrastructure (PKI) for the introduction of e-signatures in Azerbaijan, two centers will be launched in November for issuance of e-signature certificates (pair of public and private keys) to state agencies and private companies, said Galib Gurbanov, CEO of Azerin.

Cisco and HP cutting edge equipment and software are used in the project.

He added that services for e-signatures will be paid in Azerbaijan as in many other countries.

“Fees have not been defined yet, but these services cost 85-160 dollars in other countries,” he added.

A consortium of IT firms - Ultra Computers, Azerin and Microsoft Baku Office won a contract from Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies to set up PKI in the country.

PKI is an arrangement that binds public keys with respective user identities by means of a certificate authority (CA). The user identity must be unique for each CA. The binding is established through the registration and issuance process, which, depending on the level of assurance the binding has, may be carried out by software at a CA, or under human supervision. The PKI role that assures this binding is called the Registration Authority (RA). For each user, the user identity, the public key, their binding, validity conditions and other attributes are made unforgettable in public key certificates issued by the CA.
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