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SP 800-32

Introduction to Public Key Technology and the Federal PKI Infrastructure

Date Published: February 26, 2001

Planning Note (5/10/2021): This publication is currently under review by NIST's Crypto Publication Review Board. Public comments on the existing publication may be submitted through June 11, 2021. See the full announcement for more details.


Richard Kuhn (NIST), Vincent Hu (NIST), W. Polk (NIST), Shu-jen Chang (NIST)



certificates; digital signatures; PKI; public key infrastructure
Control Families

Identification and Authentication; Planning; Risk Assessment; System and Communications Protection


SP 800-32 (DOI)
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Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
02/26/01: SP 800-32 (Final)