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BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook by Steef-Jan Wiggers

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Importing certificates

The BizTalk Server depends mainly on security provided by certificates and uses them for encryption and digital signatures. By using certificates for encryption and digital signatures, The BizTalk Server can:

  • Send and receive data that can be trusted
  • Make sure that the data it processes is secure
  • Make sure that the authorized parties receive its messages
  • Make sure that it receives messages from the authorized parties

The underlying methodology of digital certificates is called PKI. Here, a user has a key pair consisting of a public and a private key. Any encryption performed with a private key can be decrypted with the corresponding public key, and vice versa. As the terms imply, the private key remains under the sole control ...

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