Question 172. What is BCERT?

BCERT 1.0 is RSA's first general-purpose toolkit for issuing X.509 certificates (see Question 165) and certificate revocation lists (see Question 129). BCERT fully supports the standard X.509 version 3 Certificate and CRL Extensions. It also offers additional features that allow developers to define their own extensions and to customize the supported standard extensions.

BCERT contains all the cryptographic support necessary for generating certificate requests and preparing, signing, and verifying certificates and CRLs.