Introduction to Validation for Federated PKI
Trusted identity is central to all security. This statement has never been more applicable than it is today. Electronic transactions over the Internet are now commonplace and no longer considered the wave of the future. For government and industry, this brings the challenge of establishing trusted identities for large populations that are certified by many different trust domains. The use of public key technology and digital certificates has emerged as the preferred approach. Both commercial enterprises and government agencies are deploying Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) to meet this challenge. The promise of PKI is that it can facilitate establishment of trusted identities for huge populations.