CHAPTER 25

Public Key Infrastructure

In this chapter, you will

•   Learn about the different components of a PKI system

•   Learn about the concepts to employ a PKI system

•   Understand how certificates are used as part of a security solution

•   Implement public key infrastructure components

A public key infrastructure (PKI) provides all the components necessary for different types of users and entities to be able to communicate securely and in a predictable manner. A PKI is made up of hardware, applications, policies, services, programming interfaces, cryptographic algorithms, protocols, users, and utilities. These components work together to allow communication to manage asymmetric keys facilitating the use of public key cryptography for ...

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