Getting Started with the CCADB
After you receive email with your CA Community License, you may login to the Common CA Database as follows:
- Browse to the Login page
- Enter your Username (the email address for which your CA Community License was issued)
- Enter the Password that you set up during first access
- Click on the “Log In” button
Navigating the Interface
Upon initial login you will see a row of tabs along the top of the window, next to the CCADB logo. The number of tabs that you see depends on the width of your window, and a ‘More’ tab will be shown when all of the tabs cannot be displayed. The tabs are: ‘Home’, ‘My CA’, ‘CA Owners/Certificates’, ‘Cases’, ‘CA Communications’, and ‘Reports’.
Home: The home page is the initial page that you see when you login. It provides contact information for root store members of the CCADB, your CA’s task list, and reports that you can expand when any of your task list items are not 0.
My CA: Click on the ‘My CA’ tab to see the information that is in the CCADB for your CA, a hierarachy of root certiicates and intermediate certificates, and who the Points of Contact are for your CA.
CA Owners/Certificates: Click on the ‘CA Owners/Certificates’ tab (which may be under the ‘More’ tab), then click on ‘Recently Viewed’ in the upper left corner. Select ‘Community User’s CA Owners/Root Certs’ then click on the thumb tack icon to pin this view as your default for this tab.
Cases: Click on the ‘Cases’ tab (which may be under the ‘More’ tab), then click on ‘Recently Viewed’ in the upper left corner. Select ‘My Cases’ then click on the thumb tack icon to pin this view as your default for this tab. Audit Cases are used for submitting annual updates.
CA Communications: The ‘CA Communications’ tab may be used when a root store operator polls their CA members for information. You may ignore this tab until you receive email from a root store operator asking you to respond to such a poll.
Reports: Click on the ‘Reports’ tab (which may be under the ‘More’ tab), then click on ‘All Folders’ along the left column, and then click on ‘CA Community Reports’.