SEE-GRID CA is a Certification Authority managed by GRNET S.A., coordinator of the National Grid Initiative, and operated in cooperation with the Scientific Computing Center at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Brief History

In the period between July 2004 and April 2010, SEE-GRID CA had been operating in the context of the SEE-GRID Regional Grid Infrastructure project series (SEE-GRID-I 2004-2006, SEE-GRID-II 2006-2008, SEE-GRID-SCI 2008-2010) with the mandate to provide catch all PKI services to the wider region of South Eastern Europe in order to facilitate the needs of distributed computing and pave the way for the countries in the region to establish their own national Public Key Infrastructure and guide them through the IGTF accreditation process.

Since May 2010, SEE-GRID CA provides Catch-All PKI services for the European Grid Initiative ( in the context of EGI-InSPiRe Project.

Certificate Policy and Certification Practice Statement (CP/CPS)

The current version of the SEE-GRID CA CP/CPS is version 2.4.

Trust Anchors

Trust Anchors (TAs) are cryptographic public keys used for digital signing of other public keys and some additional meta data associated with those public keys (e.g. X.509 digital certificates of Certification Authorities) or other data

The CA certificate and CRLs are needed in order to correctly verify the validity of a certificate that has been issued by the SEE-GRID CA.


Below you can find information about the new SEE-GRID CA signing certificate that is in effect since 1/1/2014. The information about the previous signing certificate, which was in effect until 31/12/2013, has been archived

Certificate & CRL

Fingerprint & hashes

SHA1 fingerprint: DD:8C:D9:6E:18:AB:53:92:40:15:BF:DA:EB:F9:6F:31:EB:4F:69:66
OpenSSL 0.x hash: da213f5b
OpenSSL 1.x hash: ad9d1b74

Registration Authorities

The procedures of identification and authentication of the certificate applicants are performed by trusted individuals (Registration Authorities), appointed by the SEE-GRID CA.

The table below contains the current list of Registration Authorities.

#CountryRegistration AuthorityRA Manager (e-mail)RA Operator (e-mail)
1GreeceGRNETIoannis Kamonas (ikamonas at grnet dot gr)
2AlbaniaPolytechic University of Tirana (PUT)Ada Gogu (agogu at fti dot edu dot al)
3Bosnia and HerzegovinaUniversity of Banja LukaMihajlo Savic (badaboom at etfbl dot net)
4Bosnia and HerzegovinaUniversity of SarajevoHaris Gavranovic (haris at pmf dot unsa dot ba)
5GeorgiaGRENANugzar Gamtsemlidze (ngamtsemlidze at grena dot ge)
6AzerbaijanNational Academy of SciencesNazim Huseynov (nazim.huseynov at cern dot ch)Aleksey Bondyakov (bondyakov.aleksey at cern dot ch)
7SenegalUnivesity Chaukh Anta DIOPBassirou Kasse (bassirou.kasse at ucad dot edu dot sn)
8SwitzerlandSixSq SarlCharles Loomis (cal at sixsq dot com)
9South AfricaSouth African National Bioinformatics InstititutePeter van Heusden (pvh at sanbi dot ac dot zat)
10NigeriaUniversity of Nigeria NsukkaCollins N. Udanor (collins.udanor at unn dot edu dot ng)
11TanzaniaTanzania Education and Research NetworkDamas Makweba (damas.makweba at ternet dot or dot tz)
12SwitzerlandUniversity of BernSigve Haug (sigve.haug at lhep dot unibe dot ch)Gianfranco Sciacca (gianfranco.sciacca at lhep dot unibe dot ch), Alexander Kashev (alexander.kashev at math dot unibe dot ch)
13ItalyTerradue SrlFabrice Brito (fabrice.brito at terradue dot com)Cesare Rossi (cesare.rossi at terradue dot com)
14SudanUniversity of KhartoumFaisal Mohamed Fadlelmola ( faisal.mohamed at hotmail dot com)Azza Ahmed ( azzaea at gmail dot com)
15South AfricaCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchSean Murray ( smurray at csir dot co dot za)

For further information on how to setup and operate a SEE-GRID CA Registration Authority, you can contact the us at see-grid-ca at hellasgrid dot gr