Chapter 5. PKI-Enabled Services

In the previous chapter, we discussed the core security services offered by a PKI: authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality. In this chapter, we look at security services that in some way can be enabled by a PKI. That is, these are not services inherent in or fundamental to any PKI; rather, they are services that can build on the core PKI services. Some PKIs may support these auxiliary services, and others may not.

Secure Communication

Secure communication can be defined as the transmission of data from a sender to a receiver with one or more of the properties of authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality. This service clearly relies on the core PKI services, but it uses them in conjunction with traditional ...

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