Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
This chapter provides a quick introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). Topics include what is PKI; usage examples of PKI; most popular certificate authorities.
What Is PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)?
Usage Examples of Public Key Infrastructure
Most Popular Certificate Authorities
- PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) is an information technology infrastructure that enables Internet users
to securely and privately exchange information through the use of a public and a private key pair
that is obtained and shared through a trusted authority.
- The most popular usage example of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) is the HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) protocol.
HTTPS is a combination of the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security)
protocols to provide encrypted communication and secure identification of a Web server.
- The most popular CA (Certificate Authority) is
IdenTrust, according the Website monitoring report provided w3techs.com.
Table of Contents
About This Book
►Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)
Using HTTPS with Google Chrome
Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox
HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)
Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers
PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers
Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers
Windows Certificate Stores and Console
.NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers
CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates
PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates
Comodo Free Personal Certificate
Digital Signature - Microsoft Word
Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3
S/MIME and Email Security
PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology
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