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Introduction to public key infrastructures / [edited by] Johannes A. Buchmann, Evangelos Karatsiolis and Alexander Wiesmaier.

Contributor(s): Buchmann, Johannes A [editor] | Karatsiolis, Evangelos [editor] | Wiesmaier, Alexander [editor].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2013Description: xv, 194 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9783642406560 (hard cover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Public key infrastructure (Computer security) | Public-Key-InfrastrukturDDC classification: 005.8
Contents:
1. The Purpose of PKI -- 2. Certificates -- 3. Trust Models -- 4. Private Keys -- 5. Revocation -- 6. Validity Models -- 7. Certification Service Provider -- 8. Certificate Policies -- 9. Certification Paths: Retrieval and Validation -- 10. PKI in Practice -- A. Basic Path Validation Algorithm -- Solutions of the Exercise-- Index
Summary: The introduction of public key cryptography (PKC) was a critical advance in IT security. In contrast to symmetric key cryptography, it enables confidential communication between entities in open networks, in particular the Internet, without prior contact. Beyond this PKC also enables protection techniques that have no analogue in traditional cryptography, most importantly digital signatures which for example support Internet security by authenticating software downloads and updates. Although PKC does not require the confidential exchange of secret keys, proper management of the private and public keys used in PKC is still of vital importance: the private keys must remain private, and the public keys must be verifiably authentic. So understanding so-called public key infrastructures (PKIs) that manage key pairs is at least as important as studying the ingenious mathematical ideas underlying PKC.
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005.8 B918 (Browse shelf) Available 136157
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Includes index.

1. The Purpose of PKI --
2. Certificates --
3. Trust Models --
4. Private Keys --
5. Revocation --
6. Validity Models --
7. Certification Service Provider --
8. Certificate Policies --
9. Certification Paths: Retrieval and Validation --
10. PKI in Practice --
A. Basic Path Validation Algorithm --
Solutions of the Exercise--
Index

The introduction of public key cryptography (PKC) was a critical advance in IT security. In contrast to symmetric key cryptography, it enables confidential communication between entities in open networks, in particular the Internet, without prior contact. Beyond this PKC also enables protection techniques that have no analogue in traditional cryptography, most importantly digital signatures which for example support Internet security by authenticating software downloads and updates. Although PKC does not require the confidential exchange of secret keys, proper management of the private and public keys used in PKC is still of vital importance: the private keys must remain private, and the public keys must be verifiably authentic. So understanding so-called public key infrastructures (PKIs) that manage key pairs is at least as important as studying the ingenious mathematical ideas underlying PKC.

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