Authorised Responsible Officer [ARO]

An individual that has successfully completed the process for becoming an ARO on behalf of a Party, RDP, SECCo or a DCC Service Provider in accordance with the SMKI RAPP

The process by which an individual is nominated, verified and authorised to be an ARO is set out in SMKI RAPP Section 5.3. The means by which AROs are provided with credentials to authenticate access to SMKI Services and/or SMKI Repository Services is set out in Section 5.4. The DCC shall permit only AROs to act on behalf of a Party, RDP, SECCo or the DCC (in its role as DCC Service Provider) for the purposes of accessing SMKI Services and/or SMKI Repository Services.

Depending upon the processes followed, an ARO may also be authorised to act on behalf of a Party, RDP or the DCC (in its role as DCC Service Provider) to be an Authorised Subscriber for Organisation Certificates, Device Certificates or both, following successful completion of SMKI and Repository Entry Process Tests. All AROs are also permitted to access SMKI Repository Services on behalf of the organisation that they represent, as set out in the SMKI Repository Interface Design Specification.

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