Key

A key is the numerical value used to control cryptographic operations, such as decryption, encryption, signature generation, or signature verification. Without a proper key, one would not be able to …

December 26th, 2019

Key Pair

A Key Pair is a public key and its corresponding private key. The purpose of this is to have two mathematically related keys having the property that one key can …

December 22nd, 2019

Public Key Infrastructure

Public Key Infrastructure refers to a framework consisting of standards and services to enable secure, encrypted communication and authentication over potentially insecure networks such as the Internet. Related Terms: Secret …

December 20th, 2019

Secret Key

A Secret Key is a cryptographic key that is used for both encryption and decryption, enabling the operation of a symmetric key cryptography scheme. Also, a cryptographic algorithm that uses …

December 20th, 2019

Public Key

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 …

December 20th, 2019