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									EDS Digital Certificates


Jeff D. Maddox
ERCOT Lead Security Architect
            Current Digital Certificate Model




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      Digital Certificate Use Modes For Nodal




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Current Process for Issuing Digital Certificates




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            These Processes Are Not In Place




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            TIMELINE




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                                     Phase I




• ERCOT Will Add Nodal Test Users
   – Each QSE with Resource will be supplied with a single
     Digital Certificate for Nodal Testing Only
       • UserID Will Consist Of:
                – QSEshort +Nodal Test




   – This certificate will be good only until MPIM is available




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                               Phase II




• Use of MPIM for assignment of Digital Certificates
   – Removal of Phase I certificates
   – Test certificates will be created by MP USA on MPIM with
     roles
        • By this phase in Nodal testing multiple users with roles are
          expected to be needed




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                          Phase III




• Zonal Identities Will be Distributed to MPs
   – MPs Will Confirm User Base is Moving to Nodal
   – MPs Will Assign Nodal Roles to Users

• ERCOT Will Populate Nodal Authentication System
   – ERCOT Will Remove Access For All Testing Certificates
   – After population of Production Users

• Production Roles Will be Used For Final Testing and MP USA’s
  Will be Responsible For Correction of Access Issues Resulting
  From Role Assignment




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