PK-GRID-CA at National Centre for Physics (NCP), is an accredited certification Authority (CA) under the European Grid Policy Management Authority (EUGridPMA). The EUGridPMA is the international organization to co-ordinate the trust fabric for e-science grid authentication in Europe. It co-ordinates with the regional peers APGridPMA for Asia Pacific and The American Grid PMA in the International Grid Trust Federation. It is the first only Certification Authority in Pakistan. PK-GRID-CA issues X.509 digital certificates to users/hosts to use grid resources under secure environment.


By virtue of the Certificate Policy and Certification Practice Statement (CP-CPS), these digital certificates are issued only to users/communities participating in High Energy Physics (HEP) Program in collaboration with NCP.


PK-GRID-CA is run and maintained by NCP. The effort in this regard started in October 2003. The first CP-CPS document was produced in December 2003. Several revisions were made and the final version of the CP-CPS was published in April 2004. The PK-GRID-CA was presented at the 2nd meeting  of the EUGridPMA in Brussels in September 2004, where it was formally approved and accredited by the PMA. PK-GRID-CA started its operations since then.


The current CP-CPS is


PK-Grid-CA Root certificate


Validity of Certificate:

PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate 2003 (EXPIRED) PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate 2007
Not Before: Dec 09, 10:18:25 2003 GMT Not Before: Dec 12, 11:13:20 2007 GMT
Not After: Dec 09, 10:18:25 2008 GMT Not After: Dec 11, 11:13:20 2017 GMT

Download PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate:

PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate 2003 (EXPIRED) PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate 2007
Import Certificate (DER format) Import Certificate (DER format)
PEM Format PEM Format


PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate 2003 (EXPIRED) PK-Grid-CA Root Certificate 2007
SHA1 Fingerprint 68:0D:FA:77:62:83:D0:C6:70:3F: 2A:C2:E7:20:44:ED:23:30:6F:F5 SHA1 Fingerprint AB:BC:65:79:33:A3:DF:AB:BA:25: C8:DE:E9:3F:C7:9E:4A:BA:7A:F5
MD5 Fingerprint   24:A0:A7:DD:46:1B:EB:AE:7F: 33:CA:5F:FA:D7:37:F8

MD5 Fingerprint   A0:BF:39:BC:0F:9C:1E:45:F8: 62:74:96:B3:82:B4:FA


For Further Queries, Please Contact


PK-GRID Certification Authority


National Centre for Physics,


Quaid-i-Azam University Campus,


Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, 44000




Phone: (+92 - 51) 207 7300


Fax: (+ 92 - 51) 207 7393


Email Address: PK-Grid-CA Admin



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