GSA lab to test products for E-Authentication

The General Services Administration will set up a lab under the E-Authentication e-government initiative to test commercial products that perform certificate path discovery and validation services.

After reviewing responses to a request for information released earlier this month, GSA will invite vendors whose products meet the federal functional requirements to test them in the E-Authentication lab.

GSA will eventually release a list of qualified and preferred vendors to federal agencies for implementing certificate e-authentication systems. The list will be available by June 30, the RFI said.

GSA is asking vendors to address two methodologies: local validation and host validation. Local validation products are co-located with the secure applications; an outside vendor provides host validation services. To read the lab RFI, go to and enter 404 in the

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