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policy certification authority (PCA)

In a structured security infrastructure, Public KeyInfrastructure (PKI), the Policy Certification Authority (PCA) forms the highest certification authority.

Structuring of the PKI

Structuring of the PKI

The Policy Certification Authority (PCA) has the policy authority in which all technical and organizational security aspects for the creation and management of certificates are defined.

The Policy Certification Authority performs all encryption-related functions, authenticates the public keys issued by the certification authority (CA) and publishes the certificates and revocation lists, Certificate Revocation List (CRL).

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Updated at: 04.11.2012
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