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Introduction to Public Key Technology and the Federal PKI Infrastructure

Published

Author(s)

D. Richard Kuhn, Vincent C. Hu, William Polk, Shu-jen H. Chang

Abstract

This publication was developed to assist agency decision-makers in determining if a PKI is appropriate for their agency, and how PKI services can be deployed most effectively within a Federal agency. It is intended to provide an overview of PKI functions and their applications. Additional documentation will be required to fully analyze the costs and benefits of PKI systems for agency use, and to develop plans for their implementation. This document provides a starting point and references to more comprehensive publications.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-32
Report Number
800-32

Keywords

certificates, digital signatures, PKI, public key infrastructure

Citation

Kuhn, D. , Hu, V. , Polk, W. and Chang, S. (2001), Introduction to Public Key Technology and the Federal PKI Infrastructure, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151247 (Accessed March 21, 2023)
Created February 25, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021