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COV ITRM Glossary


Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)


(Context: Information Systems Security)

1.  A way to distribute security and encryption keys.

2.  The PKI system is responsible for generating and logging certificates issued by the enterprise to resources, subjects, and applications. This also includes the global certificate authority ecosystem and the Federal PKI,4 which may or may not be integrated with the enterprise PKI. This could also be a PKI that is not built upon X.509 certificates.



2.  EA-Solution-Data-Availability-Requirements.pdf (

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