Introduction to public key infrastructures
Buchmann, Johannes A.
editor
Karatsiolis, Evangelos
editor
Wiesmaier, Alexander
editor
text
nyu
Berlin
Springer-Verlag
2013
monographic
eng
xv, 194 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
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
[edited by] Johannes A. Buchmann, Evangelos Karatsiolis and Alexander Wiesmaier.
Includes index.
Public key infrastructure (Computer security)
Public-Key-Infrastruktur
005.8 B918
9783642406560 (hard cover : alk. paper)
ISI Library
131105
20150929144058.0
136157