ORCA - Secured all in one solution for Offline Root CA​

ORCA solves the common challenges of the Offline Root CA: the Hardware, the Software, the HSM, the Backup storage and the Integration of those four elements.

RNTrust - Offline Root CA - ORCA

With ORCA you don’t have to spend valuable time integrating bits and bytes in a functional solution. RNTrust has built ORCA as an off-the-shelf turnkey solution.

ORCA runs on a state-of-the-art Mini PC with Intel Atom x5-Z8500 1.44Ghz CPU Quad Cores Quad Threads (up to 2.24Ghz), 4GB RAM and 64 GB SSD storage.

ORCA uses an OpenSSL based CA on top of a hardened SuSE Linux with encrypted file system and stores its status in a SQLite database.

With ORCA, you will be able to create and manage multiple CA Certificates and CRLs, making your key-ceremonies smooth and easy.

RNTrust - ORCA Appliance

ORCA supports all the standards including:

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ORCA (Offline Root CA) is following best practices, eliminating the high cost and effort of finding, logistic, and managing crypto experts.

To ensure strong protection of the private keys, ORCA uses an nShield Edge hardware security module.

RNTrust - ORCA - nShield Edge Appliance
RNTrust - nShield Edge Appliance

The nShield Edge hardware security module (HSM) is a full-featured, portable USB HSM designed for low-volume transaction environments. It’s capable of encryption and key protection and is ideally suited for off-line key generation for certificate authorities (CAs).



To ensure maximum security of your Root CA, ORCA includes a PIN-authenticated, AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encrypted flash drive that securely encrypts, stores and protects data to military standards.

RNTrust - ORCA - Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NX

The Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NX allows you to securely store ORCA Backups to ensure compliance with stringent data protection and confidentiality regulations and directives, such as GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, CCPA and more.

All ORCA components comply with the following safety and Environmental Standards:

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