ECMS – Entrust Certificate Management Service
The Entrust Certificate Management Service is a self-service administration tool for buying and managing certificates. The tool acts as a centrally managed, self-service point-of-purchase, that reduces administrative overhead and decreases your risk of accidental certificate expiry. Self-service allows customers to synchronize and control the timing of certificate expiry as well as to pool or re-use certificates (depending on the type of account) for maximum usage.
Using the Certificate Management Service
The service allows you to purchase and maintain an inventory of different types of certificates according to your needs. As your network grows and changes you can use these certificates to establish and maintain secure communication between devices, sign code, secure Adobe Acrobat or LiveCycle documents and forms, or secure email by signing and encrypting messages. The Certificate Management Service makes it easy for you to:
Pooling and non-pooling management models
Certificates Your organization chose either the pooling or non-pooling model when you became a CMS user. In simplest terms, the non-pooling model is based in the number of certificates purchased, and the pooling model is based on the amount of certificate lifetime purchased. The model being used determines how administrators perform some tasks in the CMS.