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certification authority (CA)

Definition(s):

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

  A trusted entity that issues and revokes public key certificates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-12b under Certification Authority
NISTIR 7711 under Certification Authority
FIPS 201 [version unknown] under Certification Authority

  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)

  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NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 [Superseded] under Certification Authority (CA)

  The entity in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that issues certificates to certificate subjects.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Certification authority
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under Certification authority

  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)

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NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 [Superseded] under Certification authority (CA)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NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded] under Certification authority

  The entity in a public key infrastructure (PKI) that is responsible for issuing certificates to certificate subjects and exacting compliance to a PKI policy.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 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NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Certification Authority (CA)