The Ascertia Root CA certificate is made available publicly to any person who requires access to it. This Root CA public key has a limited useful life, and will expire at some pre-defined future date as identified within the Ascertia Root self-signed certificate. In addition, the Ascertia public key may be replaced by a new public key, and may at any time be revoked under given circumstances.
The fact that the Ascertia public key only has a limited useful life, and its implication, should be taken into account before it is Embedded into any device (such as smart-card readers, and else) or used in applications which may be difficult to update.
ASCERTIA SHALL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER CAUSED AS A RESULT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXPIRY OR REVOCATION OF ANY ASCERTIA PUBLIC KEY.
In accordance with Ascertia procedures, we publish a “fingerprint” of the Ascertia Root public key so that Ascertia customers can check the integrity of their installed copies of the Ascertia Root public key against the original. Please ensure that the Ascertia Root public key you are using has a SHA-1 fingerprint value of: 7624 bd13 49f4 e6a1 89a2 eb5a 8e9f a8ae 62ce 62de
You can find out the fingerprint value of your copy by opening the certificate in Microsoft® Internet Explorer and looking at the details tab. Alternatively you may use any other software which implements the SHA-1 algorithm.
To download Ascertia Root CA please click here.
Trial certificates are freely available for a period of 30 days and this route must always be used to ensure that an Ascertia certificate is acceptable to you before purchasing a certificate. If having purchased a certificate you are not satisfied; you may request a refund within 7 days. Once the refund request is made then Ascertia will revoke the certificate issued to you and promptly refund the amount paid for the certificate back to the credit card used for payment, less any credit card operator fees that may be associated with this.