Chapter 3. PKI Processes and Procedures

Several processes need to occur in a PKI network for a deployment to function smoothly. To address these processes, this chapter covers the following topics:


Certificate Expiration and Renewal

Certificate Verification and Enforcement

PKI Resiliency

Understanding the basics of cryptography and the building blocks of public key infrastructures provides a foundation for exploring the core processes and practical application of PKI. These processes govern how to get a certificate, how to keep a certificate that is current, how to revoke a certificate, and how to keep a PKI up and running if an outage occurs.


Enrollment is the process to obtain a certificate. The two process of ...

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