What's the purpose of a Certificate Data Store (CDS) ?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

I'd like to know what's the purpose of the CA Certificate Data Store (CDS). Where does it reside in ? Does it held the x.509 certificate information ? 

Answer:

The CDS stores the certificates that will be mainly used for :

 

    Sign and Encrypt Assertions

 

The Certificate Data Store (CDS) is within the Policy Store which one runs on CA Directory or any version of LDAP / ODBC supported as Policy Store.

 

Here is an overview of the Certificate Data Store (CDS) :

Key and Certificate Management

 

Additional Information:

We invite you also to take a look at the other Stores like Key, Session, and other Stores :

 Configure LDAP Directory Server Policy, Session, and Key Stores