[cryptography] How much does it cost to start a root CA ?

Morlock Elloi morlockelloi at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 4 21:07:23 EST 2013


Correct. The cost of being CA is equal to the cost of getting CA signing pub key into the target audience browsers.

You can (sorted by increasing security, starting with zero):

1 - go through browser vendors, 
2 - have your users to install additional CA key into their existing browsers (and perhaps remove others), or
3 - distribute your own browser package.

Pick one.



> The policies are set by the browsers/root store operators -
> not CAs.




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