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Managed PKI Service

The SwissSign Managed PKI service lets you manage certificates for your employees, clients and partners yourself – around the clock.

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Advantages of the SwissSign Managed PKI service

  • Flexible certificate issuing

    Using an automatic interface or our web administration tool, you can immediately issue any type of certificate whenever you need.

  • Automated use

    The ACME and openAPI interface standards allow you to run a complete autoenrolment process with our partner products.

  • Certificates you can trust

    All common browsers and operating systems support our certificates because they have been rated as trustworthy in the relevant root stores and trust lists.

  • Transparent pricing

    You benefit from an adaptive pricing model and therefore you always receive the best possible volume discount.

  • Flexible and scalable

    Enjoy the flexibility of scaling the certificate volumes and types whenever you want.

  • Focus on your core business

    Skip the expensive setup and operation required to operate your own PKI.

SwissSign: a recognised trust service provider (TSP)

  • Data retention 100% in Switzerland
  • Only Swiss law applies
  • Support from Switzerland in German, English, French​
  • Fulfils national and international standards and legal requirements

The three versions of the SwissSign Managed PKI

As a recognised certificate authority (CA), we support Domain Validation (DV)Organisation Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) certificates. 

Comparing the three models

The following table shows which products and options are included in each of the three MPKI models.

  • DV SSL Silver Single-Domain
  • OV SSL Gold Single-Domain
  • EV SSL Gold Single-Domain
  • DV SSL Silver Wildcard
  • OV SSL Gold Wildcard
  • OV SSL Gold Multi-Domain
  • EV SSL Gold Multi-Domain
  • Personal S/MIME E-Mail ID Silver
  • Pro S/MIME E-Mail ID Gold
  • Processing time *
  • Minimum annual turnover
  • Available products




* After SwissSign has received the completed documents, correctly filled out

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The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) for Managed PKI Services can be found here

Frequently asked questions

How is billing handled for the MPKI?

Billing occurs annually, before the term of service and for the selected order volume.

How many certificates can I purchase with my MPKI?

There is no volume limit. Certificate volumes exceeding the quantity stated in the initial order will be billed at the end of the contractual period on the basis of the active certificates.
The prepaid total for the subsequent year is based on the number of certificates from the previous year.

How do I start using a new MPKI?

To use a new MPKI, detailed information can be found on our Support page. If you have any questions, our support team will be happy to assist you. 

How can I add new domains to an existing MPKI?

Domain details
SSL or email domains are specified without assigning them a specific certificate type. In other words, you can later issue whatever type of SSL certificate you have ordered for all of the specified SSL domains. Similarly, the email certificates you have ordered can be issued for all of the specified email domains.

Domain access permissions
You validate access permissions by publishing a (secret) random value (in the DNS or as a TXT file on the web server), which you access via the MPKI.

How can I modify an existing MPKI contract?

As the RA Operator of your MPKI, you can complete and submit a change. All change forms can be found on our Documentation page.

What is the period of notice for cancelling the SwissSign MPKI?

The minimum contract period is one year. The contract can be terminated three months before the end of the contract. If the contract is not cancelled, it will be renewed automatically for an additional contract period of 12 months.

I can’t find an answer to my question.

Want to find out more about our MPKI products or have a technical question? Our support team will be happy to help and looks forward to hearing from you.