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A Public Key is a cryptographic key that may be widely published and is used to enable the operation of an asymmetric (public key) cryptographic algorithm. The is the public part of an asymmetric key pair that is uniquely associated with an entity and that may be made public.

Related Terms: Private Key, Secret Key, Public Key Cryptography (aka: Asymmetric Cryptography)

Source: CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-63 Rev 1, FIPS 201-2, FIPS 140-2, Federal Bridge Certificate Authority Certification Policy 2.25

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