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public key infrastructure (PKI)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

PKI

Definition(s):

  A support service to the PIV system that provides the cryptographic keys needed to perform digital signature-based identity verification and to protect communications and the storage of sensitive verification system data within identity cards and the verification system.
Source(s):
FIPS 201-3 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  The architecture, organization, techniques, practices, and procedures that collectively support the implementation and operation of a certificate-based public key cryptographic system. Framework established to issue, maintain, and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from CNSSI 1300
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under public key infrastructure from CNSSI 4009-2015

  The framework and services that provide for the generation, production, distribution, control, accounting, and destruction of public key certificates. Components include the personnel, policies, processes, server platforms, software, and workstations used for the purpose of administering certificates and public-private key pairs, including the ability to issue, maintain, recover, and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-16B under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
NIST SP 1800-16C under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
NIST SP 1800-16D under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  A Framework that is established to issue, maintain, and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) from FIPS 186-4
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  A set of policies, processes, server platforms, software and workstations used for the purpose of administering certificates and public-private key pairs, including the ability to issue, maintain, and revoke public key certificates. The PKI includes the hierarchy of certificate authorities that allow for the deployment of digital certificates that support encryption, digital signature and authentication to meet business and security requirements.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-95 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) from OASIS Glossary of Terms

  A framework that is established to issue, maintain and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  A set of policies, processes, server platforms, software, and workstations used for the purpose of administering certificates and public-private key pairs, including the ability to issue, maintain, and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  A support service to the PIV system that provides the cryptographic keys needed to perform digital signature-based identity verification and to protect communications and storage of enterprise data.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-12b under public key infrastructure

  A framework that is established to issue, maintain, and revoke public-key certificates.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  A set of policies, processes, server platforms, software and workstations used for the purpose of administering certificates and public-private key pairs, including the ability to issue, maintain, and revoke public key certificates.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7711 under Public Key Infrastructure
NISTIR 8149 under Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) from NIST SP 800-63-3