Key Signing Ceremonies
Ceremonies are usually conducted four times a year to perform operations using the Root Key Signing Key, and involving Trusted Community Representatives. In a typical ceremony, the KSK is used to sign a set of operational ZSKs that will be used for a three month period to sign the DNS root zone. Other operations that may occur during ceremonies include installing new cryptographic officers, replacing hardware, or generating or replacing a KSK.
Ceremonies
2021-10-14
KSK Ceremony 43
Sign 2022Q1 ZSKs; Introduce HSM6E
2021-02-11
KSK Ceremony 42
Sign 2021Q2-2021Q4 ZSKs
2020-04-23
KSK Ceremony 41
Sign 2020Q3-2021Q1 ZSKs
2020-02-16
KSK Ceremony 40
Sign 2020Q2 ZSKs
2019-11-14
KSK Ceremony 39
Sign 2020Q1 ZSKs; Destroy HSM3 (East)
2019-08-14
KSK Ceremony 38
Sign 2019Q4 ZSKs; KSK Delete; Destroy HSMs 1&2; Introduce HSM5W
2019-05-16
KSK Ceremony 37
Sign 2019Q3 ZSKs; KSK Delete; Destroy HSMs 1&2; Introduce HSM5E
2019-02-27
KSK Ceremony 36
Sign 2019Q2 ZSKs
2018-11-15
KSK Ceremony 35
Sign 2019Q1 ZSKs
2018-08-15
KSK Ceremony 34
Sign 2018Q4 ZSKs
2018-04-11
KSK Ceremony 33
Sign 2018Q3 ZSKs
2018-02-07
KSK Ceremony 32
Sign 2018Q2 ZSKs; Destruction Test HSM1 (West)
2017-10-18
KSK Ceremony 31
Sign 2018Q1 ZSKs; Replace RKSH 3
2017-08-17
KSK Ceremony 30
Sign 2017Q4 ZSKs
2017-04-27
KSK Ceremony 29
Sign 2017Q3 ZSKs
2017-02-02
KSK Ceremony 28
Sign 2017Q2 ZSKs; Import KSK-2017
2016-10-27
KSK Ceremony 27
Sign 2017Q1 ZSKs; Generate KSK-2017; Zeroize HSMs 1&2 (East)
2016-08-11
KSK Ceremony 26
Sign 2016Q4 ZSKs; Zeroize HSMs 1&2 (West)
2016-05-12
KSK Ceremony 25
Sign 2016Q3 ZSKs
2016-02-11
KSK Ceremony 24
Sign 2016Q2 ZSKs; Replace CO6 (West)
2015-11-12
KSK Ceremony 23
Sign 2016Q1 ZSKs
2015-08-13
KSK Ceremony 22
Sign 2015Q4 ZSKs; Introduce HSMs 3&4 (West); Replace CO1 (West)
2015-04-09
KSK Ceremony 21
Sign 2015Q3 ZSKs; Introduce HSMs 3&4 (East)
2015-01-22
KSK Ceremony 20
Sign 2015Q2 ZSKs
2014-11-20
KSK Ceremony 19
Sign 2015Q1 ZSKs
2014-08-14
KSK Ceremony 18
Sign 2014Q4 ZSKs; Replace CO5 (West)
2014-04-17
KSK Ceremony 17
Sign 2014Q3 ZSKs
2014-02-13
KSK Ceremony 16
Sign 2014Q2 ZSKs
2013-10-24
KSK Ceremony 15
Sign 2014Q1 ZSKs
2013-08-07
KSK Ceremony 14
Sign 2013Q4 ZSKs
2013-05-02
KSK Ceremony 13
Sign 2013Q3 ZSKs; Replace CO5 (East)
2013-02-12
KSK Ceremony 12
Sign 2013Q2 ZSKs
2012-11-12
KSK Ceremony 11
Sign 2013Q1 ZSKs
2012-07-26
KSK Ceremony 10
Sign 2012Q4 ZSKs
2012-05-22
KSK Ceremony 9
Sign 2012Q3 ZSKs
2012-02-02
KSK Ceremony 8
Sign 2012Q2 ZSKs
2011-09-30
KSK Ceremony 7
Sign 2012Q1 ZSKs
2011-07-20
KSK Ceremony 6
Sign 2011Q4 ZSKs
2011-05-11
KSK Ceremony 5
Sign 2011Q3 ZSKs
2011-02-07
KSK Ceremony 4
Sign 2011Q2 ZSKs
2010-11-01
KSK Ceremony 3
Sign 2011Q1 ZSKs
2010-07-12
KSK Ceremony 2
Instantiate El Segundo KMF; Import KSK-2010; Sign 2010Q4 ZSKs
2010-06-16
KSK Ceremony 1
Instantiate Culpeper KMF; Generate KSK-2010; Sign 2010Q3 ZSKs
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