What is the VICE 2 API?

The web services-based Virtual Interface for Certificate Enrollment (VICE) 2 for Managed PKI for SSL enables your organization to provide automated SSL/TLS and code signing certificate lifecycle services for enrollment, pickup, renewal, revocation, and retrieval of available units and, if you choose, set up automatic approval of certificates so that they are issued instantly.

VICE 2 provides Representational State Transfer (REST) style web services running on top of HTTPS, with client authentication.

VICE 2 supports the acquisition of the following types of Managed PKI for SSL server certificates and code signing certificates:

Premium SSL

All of the features of Standard SSL, plus server-gated cryptography (SGC), which is suited to older browsers, and regularly scheduled vulnerability assessments.

Standard SSL

SSL/TLS certificate-based security, with verification of your business identity and domain ownership, plus website mailware scans, the Secured Seal, and Seal-in-Search.

Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL

All of the features of Standard EV, plus SGC.

Standard Extended Validation (EV) SSL

The EV standard requires a CA to adopt a specific certificate validation practice and pass a Webtrust audit. To indicate the presence of an EV SSL/TLS certificate, high security web browsers have visual cues. For instance, some internet browsers show a green address bar, the organization in the certificate, and the certificate's security vendor.

Premium Intranet SSL

Premium SSL for an intranet or private network.

Standard Intranet SSL

Standard SSL for use on an intranet or private network.


Authenticates and secures commerce on the internet.

Code Signing for Authenticode

Code signing certificates for software publishers who use Microsoft Authenticode.

Code Signing for Java

Code signing certificates for software publishers who use Java.

EV Code Signing

Extended Validation (EV) code signing certificates for software publishers who use Microsoft. Complies with Microsoft SHA-2 code signing requirements.

For more information on the server certificates issued through Managed PKI for SSL, see the Managed PKI for SSL Administrator's Guide.

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