The mechanism of PKI (public key encryption infrastructure)

Code No
Skill Category No: 
7
Skill No: 
1
Topic No: 
13
Level: 
III
Objective: 

Knowing the purpose, role, and fields of application of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), understanding the mechanism and the implementation of it.

  • The overview of PKI
  • Basic problems of confidence and trust
  • The basic model of X.509 PKI, including the Certificate Authority (CA), Registration Authority (RA) and Certificate Distribution System.
  • The work flow of X.509 PKI: how does PKI work?
  • Certificate Hierarchies and Cross-Certification.
  • The revocation mechanism of digital certificate, including Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP).
  • Certificate Operations with OpenSSL and Browsers
  • PKI enabled applications.