Week of 11/30/2008 - 02:00 to 12/07/2008 - 01:59

ESW 2008 Assignment II


  • A certification authority (CA) issues certificates to certifiable entities, such as persons and organisations. A CA itself is an organisation.
  • After that a person or organisation is said to hold the certificate.
  • A certificate has a unique ID, a key length (in Kbits) and exactly one of the following purposes: email, e-government, developer, contracting.
  • CAs hold revocation lists where they list all certificates which have been revoked.
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