8.2. Private Security Environment

A PSE stores key-pairs in an encrypted file on the computer’s disk. To open and use the PSE file, a password must be provided. This password is used to encrypt the data (key-pairs) in the file. Access to the PSE file must be managed at the operating system (OS) level.

Although it is possible to keep several key-pairs in a PSE file, in reality, only related key-pairs must be kept together. For several reasons, it is possible that an entity can have different roles when interacting with other entities. Each such role would be associated with the key-pair in the PSE file for that entity. E-Speak supports multiple roles for entities in the ecosystem. While running, the entity can specify the role that it wishes ...

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