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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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Summary

PKI defines the necessary roles, formats and standards for making public key cryptography useable. It defines the roles and responsibilities of subject, issuer, Certification Authority, Relying Party, and their place within PKI. It also defines different digital documents exchanged among these entities, their structure and the purpose they served. These include X.509 certificates, certification paths, CSRs and CRLs. Another kind of digital entities that we came across include keystore, truststore and certificate repository.

The Java platform has rich support for PKI. It includes APIs and libraries to handle PKI entities such as certificates, certification paths, CRLs, keystores, certificate repositories and perform operations such as ...

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