Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment
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|CA||Certification Authority||An agency or organisation that is able to publish and give out
digital certificates (but can it be trusted?)
"An authority trusted by one or more
users to create and assign public key certificates.
Optionally the CA may create the user's keys. It is
important to note that the CA is responsible for the public
key certificates during their whole lifetime (what includes
renewal, revocation, etc.), not just for
See also the following Open Source implementations: and .