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Certification Path

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Definition(s):

  An ordered sequence of certificates, leading from a certificate whose public key is known by a client, to a certificate whose public key is to be validated by the client.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-15

  A chain of trusted public-key certificates that begins with a certificate whose signature can be verified by a relying party using a trust anchor, and ends with the certificate of the entity whose trust needs to be established.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-152

Synonym(s):

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