Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google moves into the Certificate Authority business

Google has launched its own root Certificate Authority (CA), which will allow the company to issue digital certificates for its own products and not have to depend on third-party CAs in its quest to implement HTTPS across everything Google.

Thus far, Google has been operating as its own subordinate CA (GIAG2) with security certificates issued by a third party. The company will continue the third-party relationship even while rolling out HTTPS across its products and services using its own root CA, said Ryan Hurst, a manager in Google’s Security and Privacy Engineering group. Google Trust Services will operate the root CA for Google and its parent company, Alphabet.

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