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This online Admin Guide describes how ADSS Server can be configured to provide a range of cryptographic trust services. Each trust service is described in a separate chapter allowing the reader to concentrate only on those services that are of interest. For installation and integration, see the following documents:

Who should read this guide

This manual is intended for ADSS Server Administrators responsible for performing initial configurations and regular maintenance of ADSS Server. It is also intended for system auditors who need to review the policy configurations or logs maintained by the ADSS Server for compliance reasons. 

It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of PKI, digital signatures, certificates and IT security.

How to read this manual

This manual is divided into the chapters as shown in the left navigation pane. Everyone is recommended to read the initial chapters up to and including Concepts & Architecture as these explain the capabilities of the product and thus generate a good general understanding of the product. 

After this point each ADSS Server trust service is described in its own chapter. You only need to read those chapters that correspond with the services you wish to deploy.

Global configurations are important and are described from the Key Manager chapter onward. These chapters apply to the product generally and should again be read by anyone who is involved in configuring, managing or performing routine maintenance on ADSS Server.

System Requirements
Reference to PKI Standards

See also

ADSS Server Knowledge Base