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Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a set of hardware, software, people, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates. In cryptography, a PKI is an arrangement that binds public keys with respective user identities by means of a certificate authority (CA). The user identity must be unique within each CA domain. The binding is established through the registration and issuance process, which, depending on the level of assurance the binding has, may be carried out by software at a CA, or under human supervision. The PKI role that assures this binding is called the Registration Authority (RA). For each user, the user identity, the public key, their binding, validity conditions and other attributes are made unforgeable in public key certificates issued by the CA.

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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) right away, covering: Public key infrastructure, CA/Browser Forum, Certificate authority, Certificate server, Certificate-based encryption, Coppersmith's Attack, Decisional composite residuosity assumption, Detached signature, Digital signature, Digital Signature Algorithm, Domain Name System Security Extensions, ElGamal encryption, Hyperelliptic curve cryptography, Intermediate certificate authorities, Jumbleme (digital encryption service), KCDSA, Keystore, McEliece cryptosystem, Merkle-Hellman knapsack cryptosystem, MQV, Niederreiter cryptosystem, Non-repudiation, Online Certificate Status Protocol, Paillier cryptosystem, PKCS, Pretty Good Privacy, Public key certificate, Public-key cryptography, Rabin cryptosystem, Rabin signature algorithm, Resource Public Key Infrastructure, Revocation list, Root certificate, RSA, RSA problem, RSA/Intuitive, SAFE-BioPharma Association, Self-signed certificate, Signcryption, Strong RSA assumption, Trusted third party, U-Prove, Web of trust, Wiener's Attack, Wireless Public Key Infrastructure, X.509, Key management, 40-bit encryption, AACS encryption key controversy, AN/CYZ-10, AN/PYQ-10, ASC X9, CCMP, CDMF, Certificate policy, Computational trust, Cryptographic key types, Cryptoperiod, Derived unique key per transaction, Ephemeral key, Extended Validation Certificate, Fill device, Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol, Key (cryptography), Key authentication, Key Ceremony, Key clustering, Key derivation function, Key distribution, Key distribution center, Key encapsulation, Key escrow, Key fob, Key generation, Key generator, Key server (cryptographic), Key signature (cryptography), Key signing party, Key size, Key space (cryptography), Key stretching, Key whitening, Keychain, Keyfile, Keymat, Keysigning, KOI-18, KSD-64, KSV-21, KYK-13, List of cryptographic key types, Offline private key, Pre-shared key, Quantum digital signature, Racoon (KAME), Rijndael key schedule, Robot certificate authority, Secret sharing, Secure DTD2000 System, Secure key issuing cryptography, Self-certifying key, Session key, Shared secret, Signal operating instructions, Simple Key-Management for Internet Protocol, Simple public key infrastructure, Ssh-agent, Static key, Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, Texas Instruments signing key controversy, Ticket Granting Ticket, Trust anchor, Trusted paper key, Uf-cma, VeriSign Secured Seal, Weak key, Zeroisation, Benaloh cryptosystem, Bilateral key exchange, Blum-Goldwasser cryptosystem...and much more.

This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) with the objectivity of experienced professionals.

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