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Publication Citation: A Federal Public Key Infrastructure With Multiple Digital Signature Algorithms

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Author(s): William E. Burr; William T. Polk;
Title: A Federal Public Key Infrastructure With Multiple Digital Signature Algorithms
Published: April 22, 1998
Abstract: Several digital algorithms are coming into general use. A certificate containing a key for one algorithm can be signed with a different algorithm. This paper discusses the interoperability issues where different digital signature algorithms are used in one Public Key Infrastructure. The key to interoperability is client software that can validate signatures for all the algorithms used. Some rules that will simplify cer5tification path processing are proposed.
Conference: Public-Key Solution Conference
Location: Toronto, CA
Dates: April 20-22, 1998
Keywords: certification path;digital signature;digital signature algorithms;digital signature certificate;PKI;public key cryptography;public key infrastructure
Research Areas: Information Technology, Computer Security
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