Superior Certification Authority

Superior Certification Authority definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): In a hierarchical public key infrastructure (PKI), a certification authority (CA) who has certified the certificate signature key of another CA, and who constrains the activities of that CA. See subordinate certification authority.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-32)

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary