Public Key Infrastructure
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<cryptography, communications> (PKI) A system of public key encryption using digital certificates from Certificate Authorities and other registration authorities that verify
and authenticate the validity of each party involved in an
PKIs are currently evolving and there is no single PKI nor
even a single agreed-upon standard for setting up a PKI.
However, nearly everyone agrees that reliable PKIs are
necessary before electronic commerce can become widespread.
US DOD PKI (http://www-pki.itsi.disa.mil/).
US NIST PKI (http://csrc.ncsl.nist.gov/pki/).
IETF PKIX Working Group (http://imc.org/ietf-pkix/).
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