IMPORTANT - The IHO Scheme Administrator Certificate expires in August 2013. The new IHO Certificate (which expires in 2033) is available for download here.
The S-63 document describes the IHO recommended standard for the protection of ENC data. It defines security constructs and operating procedures that must be followed to ensure that the IHO Data Protection Scheme is operated correctly. It also provides specifications that allow participants to build S-63 compliant systems.
The Main S-63 Document Description is available in English and French from the Standards & Publications > Download page.
In addition to the main S-63 standard document, the following associated documents are also available from the Standards & Publications > Download page.
Annex A - Data Server Certificate Request Procedure
- Data Server Request Form
- Data Server Agreement and
Annex B - Manufacturer Information Request Procedure
- OEM Request Form
- OEM Agreement
Appendix 1 - Test Data Set
S-63 Scheme Administrator Certificates are available for download here.
- IHO SA Certificate (expiry date - August 2013), and
- NEW IHO Certificate - (expiry date - February 2033)
- Please also see IHO letter to OEMs and Data Servers available here;
S-63 Guidance Notes intended to assist both OEMs data servers to implement the S-63 security system are also available from the Standards & Publications > Download page.
OEMs and Data Servers currently using S-63. A list of OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and Data Servers are currently using S-63 to provide an ENC service is available here.