PKI Elements
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PKI Elements

A typical Microsoft public key infrastructure (PKI) includes the following elements.

ElementDescription

Certification Authorities

Provide services that authenticate the identity of individuals, computers, and other entities in a network. This encompasses both root certification authorities and subordinate authorities.

Certificate Directory

Saves certificate requests and issued and revoked certificates and certificate requests.

Key Recovery Server

Saves encrypted private keys in the certificate database for recovery after loss.

 

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Public Key Infrastructure

 

 

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