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key escrow

Escrow stands for trust. Key

escrowis therefore the trustee function of a trusted third party, for example

a trusted third party (TTP), with whom a key

canbe deposited. This can also be public institutions, such as law enforcement agencies, which can obtain the private key via the higher-level institution and thus decrypt the encrypted messages

. The advantage of key escrow is that lost keys can be requested again from the trusted entity.

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Englisch: key escrow
Updated at: 09.11.2011
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