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public key directory (PKD)

The Public KeyDirectory (PKD) is a module of the security infrastructure (PKI). It is an electronic directory in which information about certificates

is published. Applications and systems

have access to the Public Key Directory. In connection with the machine-readable travel documents (MRTD), the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is setting up a national Public Key Directory, which the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) can also access for control purposes. Certificates and revocation lists from the various international PKDs can be obtained via this national PKD.

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Englisch: public key directory - PKD
Updated at: 03.11.2009
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