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Launch of the Local Certification Service


Dear colleagues,

The RIPE NCC Resource Certification (RPKI) Service was launched on 1 January 2011. Since then, over 570 LIRs have generated a digital certificate in the LIR Portal, listing their Internet number resources. In addition, most LIRs have used it to specify their routing policy through Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs), indicating which Autonomous Systems are authorised to originate the prefixes they hold. Currently, there are thousands of IPv4 and IPv6 prefixes covered by a ROA in our repository, which network operators around the world can validate against.

Today marks an important step in the development of this service. We are launching a proof of concept of the Local Certification Service, enabling you to run Resource Certification on your own systems. It will allow you to generate, manage and publish a resource certificate, with the RIPE NCC as parent. If there is broad community interest, we will turn the Local Certification Service into a full-featured production software package.

For details on the Local Certification Service, please refer to the RIPE Labs article:

We look forward to your feedback.

Kind regards,

Alex Band
Product Manager