Date Added: Jan 2011
Building Trust is the basis of all communication, especially electronic one, as the identity of the other entity remains concealed. To address problems of trust, authentication and security over the network, electronic communications and transactions need a framework that provides security policies, encryption mechanisms and procedures to generate manage and store keys and certificates. The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a security architecture that has been introduced to provide an increased level of confidence for exchanging information over increasingly insecure networks, such as the Internet. A PKI infrastructure is expected to offer its users a secure and trustworthy electronic transaction.