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Hellenic Country Signing CA (CSCA) Information

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Document date: Aug 11, 2016

This document contains information on the Hellenic CSCA operated by the Hellenic Police. The latest version of this document can always be found on this page.

CSCA Public Key Certificate Information
The distinguished name of the Hellenic CSCA is:

C=GR, O=Hellenic Republic, CN=CSCA-HELLAS, E=

The CSCA uses two types of key pairs:

  • a main key pair,
  • a number of backup key pairs.

The main key pair is used to issue Document Signer certificates. Backup key pairs are only used for disaster-recovery, in the unlikely case that the main key pair becomes unusable. In such an occurrence, the first backup key pair will become the new main key pair, etc.

DER encoded certificates for the CSCA public keys can be found through the following links. Further information required to verify the authenticity of the following certificates is also available in authentic printed form upon request.


Main Public Key Certificate

The current main public key is available both as a self-signed certificate, and as a link certificate, verifiable by the previous main public key with relative distinguished name of SN=3. This key has the relative distinguished name of SN=5.

Main Public Key Certificate subject key identifier:

Note: This subject key identifier is identical for both the self-signed and the link certificate.

64:3A:76:5A:DF:57:31:93:45:66:CE:58:55:26:98:15:96:3B:FE:DC

Self-signed Main Public Key Certificate (csca_main_ss.cer) SHA-1 thumbprint

28:06:29:BD:E3:C7:68:F6:79:90:CA:4E:DC:99:55:06:29:25:41:17

Link Main Public Key Certificate (csca_main_lnk.cer) SHA-1 thumbprint

5E:A2:9F:CB:EC:BD:FE:33:CB:5F:F0:21:3C:50:7C:8F:7E:F8:AA:2F


Backup Public Key Certificates

Only the first backup public key will published at any one time. The first backup public key is available as both a self-signed certificate, and as a link certificate, verifiable by the main public key.

The first backup public key has the relative distinguished name of SN=6.

First Backup Public Key Subject Key Identifier:

Note: This subject key identifier is identical for both the self-signed and the link certificate.

CB:8E:31:6E:C1:29:16:32:BE:42:29:5B:DB:24:CB:82:51:5F:8A:B2

First Backup Public Key Self-Signed Certificate (csca_backup_ss.cer) SHA-1 thumbprint:

CE:67:85:AB:53:FA:CC:45:7A:EB:7E:39:45:E2:B0:2B:89:A8:1C:D9

First Backup Public Key Link Certificate (csca_backup_lnk.cer) SHA-1 thumbprint:

33:B3:02:22:80:D3:55:C4:F1:D7:71:39:4D:43:A5:85:20:66:F4:BD



Contacting the CSCA

The official website of the Hellenic CSCA is: http://www.passport.gov.gr

The preferred means of communication with the CSCA is via electronic mail. The CSCA's email address is:


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