What is PKI?

What is PKI?

What is PKI? – A PKI is a Public-Key Infrastructure. It is an infrastructure that allows you to recognize which public key belongs to whom. The classical description is as follows. There is a central authority that is called the Certificate Authority, or CA for short. The CA has a public/private key pair (e.g., an RSA key pair) and publishes the public key. We will assume that everybody knows the CA’s public key. As this key remains the same over long periods of time, this is easy to accomplish. The…

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