The Population Register Centre’s CA services issues smart cards and certificates for the use of organisations and communities. Smart cards include organisation cards and replacement cards. Test cards are for testing various technical functionalities.

Smart cards are used for logging in to workstations and identification for information systems. They authenticate users and their access rights, encrypt e-mail messages and documents and create indisputable electronic signatures as defined by law. Smart cards can also be equipped with remotely read access control software (RFID). CA services also provides organisations with server and e-mail certificates.

The Vartti system is used to provide services for the registration, ordering, production and monitoring or organisation cards and certificates. Vartti users are identified using organisation certificates issued by the Population Register Centre.

The certificate policies contain descriptions of the Population Register Centre’s policies and operating principles for issuing certificates. Certificate policy documents include certificate policy, certificate procedure and certificate description.