Trusted Root Certification

Certification of Root CAs

Current web browsers and other Internet programs help users identify trusted connections to the Internet. They use a certificate-based authentication of the other party. The certificates are checked in the background. To do this, programs such as Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and others use built-in, trusted storage with certificates from root certification authorities. Therefore, root certification authorities have an interest in having their root certificates stored in the trusted memory.

One of the prerequisites for this is that an accredited body conducts an annual audit with the provider and makes the successful conduct of the audit publicly available in the prescribed form. The exact terms are published in several places, such as the CA / Browser Forum or the Microsoft Trusted Root Certificates Program.
Both organizations accept audits carried out in accordance with the relevant European standard (ETSI EN 319 411-1). Further Information on the standard can be found under the topic ETSI.

Our Approach

datenschutz cert GmbH is an accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) certification body for the corresponding ETSI standards. If you as a root certification body are interested in our service, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The costs/fees that you should prepare for: As the costs are strongly dependant on the complexity of your scope, please feel free to contact us for a detailed offer.


Point of contact


Klaus-Werner Schröder

Leiter eIDAS-Zertifizierungsstelle
Head of Conformity Assessment Body

Telefon: +49 (0) 421 69 66 32-557