1. Home
  2. /
  3. Use cases
  4. /
  5. Get started with EJBCA open-source PKI

Get started with EJBCA open-source PKI

You can get started with EJBCA Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and issue certificates for your applications and devices in no time.

hero-sub-2

Challenge

Move away from self-signed certificates

While self-signed certificates and OpenSSL can be used for basic PKI needs, other PKIs and certificate authorities offer several advantages that make them a better choice for organizations that require more robust and secure certificate-issuing systems. 

Engineers and developers must prioritize security from the beginning to avoid future risks and costs. During the prototyping and testing phases, plan for scalability and avoid neglecting security. This ensures a secure solution that can adapt to changing needs.

arrow

Solution

EJBCA, a robust and secure PKI

You can quickly get started with EJBCA PKI to issue certificates for your applications and devices by using our tutorial videos, how-to guides, and documentation. You can learn how to:

  • Start EJBCA Docker container as an ephemeral instance
  • Start EJBCA Docker container in a production-like setting
  • Upgrade your EJBCA Docker container to the latest version
  • Install EJBCA from source from GitHub
  • In Kubernetes using Helm
  • Using our open-source Ansible playbooks, on GitHub, that deploy EJBCA from the source
  • Retrieve Certificate Revocation Lists from EJBCA
  • Get started with Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) in EJBCA

Next, you can configure your PKI hierarchy, define your certificate profiles, and set up your Certificate Authority (CA). Once your CA is set up, you can begin issuing certificates, managing revocation and renewal, and monitoring the health of your PKI system.

Tutorials

EJBCA logo website
Get started
Post quantum
2024-03-14

Set up a PQC EJBCA PKI test drive in minutes

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
EJBCA
EJBCA logo website
DevOps
Get started
2024-01-18

Use EJBCA PKI with HashiCorp Vault

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
EJBCA
EJBCA logo website
Get started
2023-12-17

Retrieve Certificate Revocation Lists from EJBCA

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
EJBCA
EJBCA logo website
Get started
2023-12-17

Get started with Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) in EJBCA

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
EJBCA
EJBCA logo website
Get started
2023-11-16

Upgrade your EJBCA Docker container to the latest version

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
Docker Hub
EJBCA logo website
DevOps
Get started
TLS & mTLS
2023-05-11

Certificate management in Kubernetes with cert-manager and EJBCA

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
CERT MANAGER
EJBCA logo website
Get started
2023-04-24

Start EJBCA Docker container, ephemeral instance

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
Dockerhub
EJBCA logo website
Get started
2023-03-21

Start EJBCA Docker container, production-like settings

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
Dockerhub
Automation
Get started
2023-03-01

Start EJBCA Using our Helm chart

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
HELM
EJBCA logo website
Get started
2023-02-05

Deploy EJBCA from source code

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
GITHUB
EJBCA logo website
Automation
2023-01-10

Deploy EJBCA with Ansible

{At sit et cras neque etiam cursus vulputate tempor enim. Quisque suspendisse nunc massa eleifend est ultrices. Facilisi ut a augue pellentesque quam nibh. Sit nisl.|=##=|162821}
ansible

Get inspired

Stay up to date with the latest news and blog articles, and find out about upcoming events related to EJBCA.

Keyfactor Blog
DevOps
Implementing Cryptography
Industrial Cybersecurity & IoT
Installation & Deployment
Post-Quantum Cryptography
Signing
Blog
Ejbca
Signserver
18 April, 2024

Navigating HSM Options for EJBCA PKI: A Guide for Product Engineers and Owners

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital security and regulations, select...
Keyfactor Blog
DevOps
Implementing Cryptography
Industrial Cybersecurity & IoT
Installation & Deployment
Post-Quantum Cryptography
Signing
Blog
Ejbca
Signserver
11 April, 2024

Enhancing Security and Efficiency: The Role of HSMs in PKI and Signing Solutions

Using a hardware security module (HSM) with your Public Key Infrastructure (P...
EJBCA PQC Test lab
Tech Update
Ejbca
Signserver
28 March, 2024

With open source we can create better technology

In this video, our open-source advocates David Hook and Tomas Gustavsson delv...

Related open-source projects