The following lists definitions for general and Identity Authority Manager (IdAM) specific concepts and key terms.
The birth certificate is the initial identity of the device or unit. It should be used to issue new certificates, secure communication, and updates throughout the device lifecycle.
The device adapter interface is used for communication with the device in production.
Sequence Controller and Administration
The Sequence Controller and Administration interface is used for managing, adapting, and modeling the identity verification and validation processes.
Trust Service Adapter
The Trust Service Adapter interface is used for communication with the certificate-issuing services.
The Trust Anchor provides core crypto functions and random number generation. It is implemented as a dedicated hardware or in software.