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certification authority (CA)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CA

Definition(s):

  A trusted entity that issues and revokes public key certificates.
Source(s):
FIPS 201 under Certification Authority [Withdrawn]
NISTIR 7711 under Certification Authority

  The entity in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that issues certificates to certificate subjects.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Certification authority

  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 under Certification Authority (CA)

  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 under Certification Authority (CA)

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

  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NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Certification authority [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Certification authority (CA)

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

  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 under Certification Authority (CA)

  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 under Certification Authority (CA)