Approval Profile for Certificate Generation – tSd 0104


This document defines the tScheme criteria against which organisations must be successfully assessed in order to be eligible for a Grant of Approval for the provision of Certificate Generation services.


The criteria given in this Approval Profile are related to the provision of Services that result in the creation of an electronic certificate, signed on behalf of an issuing CA in a manner conforming to a published Certificate Policy.

This Service’s function may operate in cooperation with:

  1. services for the registration and verification of the identity of an entity who is entitled to a certificate, together with any qualifying attributes (date of birth, address, credit rating, etc.) as appropriate to the governing Certificate Policy, such as covered by the Approval Profile for Registration;
  2. cryptographic key generation such as covered by the Approval Profiles for Signing Key Pair Management.

Issue 3.01

The full Profile is available as a PDF document free of charge for non-commercial use. To track access, you must register (free of charge) – this entitles you to access the restricted Approvals Profiles page. To register for access to the Profiles please click here. Already registered? Login, then access the files here.


What we do

Approval for organisations in the trust service provider sector.


Why tScheme approval?

It’s the mark which says your service meets the highest standards of trust.


Using the tScheme mark

The tScheme mark lets users know that your service offers the highest levels of trust.