Chapter 25. Barriers to Deployment

The purpose of this chapter is to briefly discuss some of the issues that can impede the successful deployment of a PKI within a given organization. Although solutions are being found to reduce or eliminate some of these potential obstacles, it is important to be aware of some of the difficulties that can be encountered.

Repository Issues

As discussed in Chapters 8 and 11, many enterprise domains utilize a ubiquitous on-line repository to allow for the timely and robust dissemination of certificates, certificate revocation information (for example, Certificate Revocation Lists, or CRLs) and any other PKI-related information (for example, policy information). Early PKI deployment experience has demonstrated that ...

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