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Certification Authority

Acronym(s):
CA
Definition(s):

  A trusted entity that issues and revokes public key certificates.
Source(s): FIPS 201-2

  The entity in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that is responsible for issuing certificates and exacting compliance with a PKI policy.
Source(s): FIPS 186-4
NIST SP 800-89

  The entity in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that is responsible for issuing certificates and exacting compliance to a PKI policy.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3
NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

  The entity in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that is responsible for issuing certificates, and exacting compliance to a PKI policy.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1

  A trusted entity that issues certificates to end entities and other CAs. CAs issue CRLs periodically, and post certificates and CRLs to a repository.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-15

  An authority trusted by one or more users to issue and manage X.509 Public Key Certificates and CARLs or CRLs.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32

  An entity authorized to create, sign, issue, and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from CNSSI 1300)

  The entity in a Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) that is responsible for issuing public key certificates and exacting compliance to a PKI policy.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2

  The entity in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that is responsible for issuing public-key certificates and exacting compliance to a PKI policy.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

Synonym(s):

None

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