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  • GovCA was initially created based on the Law Nº 18/2010 of 12/05/2010 with the mission to have a role of accredited CA for the validation of user’s digital identity over a public and private network.

    GovCA will issue digital certificates using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and will play a crucial role in laying the foundation of our information society, including involvement in electronic commerce, electronic banking and electronic government.

    GovCA will have an important role to increase confidence between parties carrying out electronic transactions/E-commerce in Rwanda's cyberspace.

Functions and Legal Effects of a licensed Certification Authority

GovCA as an accredited CA in Rwanda will provide certification service to secure e-Government and e-Commerce service in Rwanda. The PKI based certification service will provide strong authentication, integrity, confidentiality and non-repudiation to the online applications such as e-taxation, e-procurement, and internet banking etc.

The digital signature generated by digital certificate which is issued from accredited CA has the same effect with hand written signature by the Law on “Relating to electronic messages, electronic signatures and electronic transactions”