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NIST SP 800-32

Introduction to Public Key Technology and the Federal PKI Infrastructure

Date Published: February 26, 2001

Planning Note (09/13/2021):

See the withdrawal announcement and rationale for withdrawal.

For current information on this topic, see, especially:


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


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Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-152

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