We gathered the most commonly asked questions about Matter and provided answers, please see below.
What is Matter?
Matter is an initiative of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), developed through collaboration among leaders in the IoT industry. It is a protocol designed to connect compatible devices and systems with each other. The ambition is that smart home devices should be secure, reliable, and seamless to use.
What is CSA?
The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, is a group of companies that maintain and publish the Matter standard, along with several others, including Zigbee.
What role does PKI play in Matter?
The security and certification concept of Matter is based on PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). Every Matter device vendor needs to have a Matter-compliant PKI.
What is a PAA?
A Product Attestation Authority (PAA) provides attestation services to Matter devices, ensuring that each certificate is legitimate and meets the requirements of the Matter specification.
What is DCL?
The Matter Distributed Compliance Ledger (DCL) is the CSA-operated trusted root store of PAAs. It is a cryptographically secure, distributed storage network based on blockchain technology that enables CSA and authorized vendors to publish information about their Matter devices.
A Non-VID (Vendor ID) Scoped PAA offers the services of its well-established Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provider to other members. Each Non-VID Scoped PAA has undergone an exhaustive audit against the Alliance PKI Certificate Policy’s requirements. An established PKI provider guarantees compliance with the Alliance PKI Certificate Policy and eliminates the need to implement, submit, and maintain a Certification Authority.
What is a VID Scoped PAA?
A VID Scoped PAA is a certified PAA that is dedicated to a specificvendor.
Do you have more questions?
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