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Google Cloud Certificate Authority Service Becomes Generally Available

Google Cloud on Monday announced that its Certificate Authority Service is now generally available.

Google Cloud on Monday announced that its Certificate Authority Service is now generally available.

The Google Cloud Certificate Authority Service (CAS), for which a public preview was announced in October 2020, is designed to help organizations “simplify, automate, and customize the deployment, management, and security of private certificate authorities.”

The CAS, which has already been used by some major organizations, can be integrated with services from Keyfactor, Jetstack, Smallstep, Venafi and AppViewx.

Google says the most important new features made available in CAS are simplified certificate authority (CA) rotation, and improved control over certificate issuance policies.

Other new features and integrations include the addition of Terraform support for managing and configuring CAS, a Hashicorp Vault plugin, and a tutorial for setting up and using CAS.

Google Cloud CAS can be used based on a pay-as-you-go model, but subscription models are available for large-volume customers.

Google also announced that the service is now available in more regions.

“Google Cloud CAS offers a virtually unbounded quota for the total number of issued certificates at a rate that can meet any of modern scales backed by an enterprise grade [service-level agreement], making customer managed deployments very hard to justify,” Google Cloud employees wrote in a blog post.

Related: Google Cloud Unveils New Service for Government Workloads

Related: Google Cloud Unveils Confidential VMs Powered by AMD EPYC Processors

Related: Hackers Compromise Mongolian Certificate Authority to Spread Malware

Related: Google Launches Its Own Root Certificate Authority

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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