Securing Web services: PKI basics

Wednesday, 4 August 2004, 12:42 PM EST

Developers of Web services and enterprise applications must make their software secure. While cryptography alone does not a secure system make, it's important for developers to have a firm grasp of the basic theory and technologies behind encryption, so they can make informed decisions about whether to apply cryptographic technology, and if so, how.

In this article we begin the exploration of applied cryptography foundations by looking at public key infrastructure (PKI), and specifically keys, certificates, and trust, along with some practical examples of key generation and certificate management tasks. The full descriptions of many of these topics are often beyond the scope of this article.

By Jeffrey L. Vagle at NewsForge.

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