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Learn PKI in 30 Minutes

Lately I’ve been doing some cryptographic/X.509 things, which was quite new to me. I was almost overwhelmed by the plethora of terminology when I tried to learn it. I’ve consolidated my learning in this short essay:

Teach Yourself PKI in 30 Minutes

It’s written with the intention that someone can quickly get a grasp of the overall picture of these term-heavy X.509/PKI things. It’s written in concise language so as to not isolate the “rest of us” who don’t already grok those acronyms.

If you want a more comprehensive understanding, I can’t recommend the book Understanding PKI enough. It was really helpful and covers everything I needed to know.

There is also RFC 5280 which is the de-facto standard specification on this.

Enjoy! Comments are welcome.

Published by kizzx2, on January 27th, 2011 at 11:41 pm. Filled under: UncategorizedNo Comments

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