posted in #IT Security on the 28.04.2014

This project consists of tools, that help to create:

  • E-Mail encryption certificates (CRYPT)
  • Encrypting File System (EFS) – certificates
  • Certificates for foreign bPKs encryption.

All created certificates have the same root certificate. It does not matter which tool is used for initialization, every tool uses the existing root certificate if it already exists.

Status Information

The CA-toolkit allows to create encryption certificates and EFS-certificates.

  • Extensions: The toolkit is designed, to allows the easy integration of other tools. This allows the easy creation of different certificates.
  • User-Name at EFS-Tool: The declaration of a user name is necessary for the creation EFS certificates. For this reason, a separate example file (“Inputdatei Beispiel EFS.csv”) exists  for the creation of bulk certificates. This example files specifies the user names.

Additional a tool for the Austrian E-Government process was developed, that creates certificates for the encryption for foreign bPKs.

Content notice

The CA toolkit contains the EFS-tool and the VCA-tool . Every tools has its own start file.

  • “VCA start.bat”
    … starts the VCA tool for the creation of e-Mail encryption certificates
  • “EFSCA start.bat”
    … starts the EFS tool for the creation of EFS certificates
  • “FremdbPK CA.exe”
    … starts the tool for the creation of foreign bPK encryption certificates.

It does not matter which tool is started first, the initialization is only done once and is used for all tools of the toolkit.


File Description File size
pdf Documentation - CA-Toolkit (DE) Version 1.2 from 24.2.2003 (German only)
764 KB
zip Application - CA-Toolkit Version 1.2 from 4.2.2003 (.zip, Java)
115 KB
zip Application - CA-Toolkit (with JRE) Version 1.2 from 4.2.2003 (.zip, Java with JRE)
9 MB
pdf Documentation - Fremd-bPK (DE) Version 1.0 from 24.11.2006 (German only)
207 KB
zip Application - Fremd-bPK Version 1.2 from 17.4.2004 (.zip, Java)
2 MB
zip Application - Fremd-bPK (with JRE) Version 1.2 from 17.4.2004 (.zip, Java with JRE)
18 MB