What is the role of root CA?

  • EM CA is a self-signed cert generated at the launch of the Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager (CCM) service.
  • You can get it using the Fortanix CCM API
  • All application certs are rooted in the Fortanix CCM certificate.
  • EM CA generates a certificate for an application running in enclaves only.
    curl -k https://127.0.0.1:9090/v1/zones | jq -r .certificate
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