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== Security ==
 
== Security ==
   
A '''repository''' is a [[database]] of active [[digital certificate]]s for a [[certification authority]] system. The main business of the repository is to provide [[data]] that allows [[user]]s to confirm the status of [[digital certificate]]s for individuals and businesses that receive [[digital signature|digitally signed]] [[message]]s. These [[message recipient]]s are called [[relying parties]]. [[CA]]s post [[certificate]]s and [[CRL]]s to repositories.
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A '''repository''' is a [[database]] of active [[digital certificate]]s for a [[certification authority]] system. The main business of the repository is to provide [[data]] that allows [[user]]s to confirm the status of [[digital certificate]]s for individuals and businesses that receive [[digital signature|digitally signed]] [[message]]s. These [[message]] [[recipient]]s are called [[relying parties]]. [[CA]]s post [[certificate]]s and [[CRL]]s to repositories.
 
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[[Category:Definition]]

Revision as of 05:46, 10 January 2012

Data

A repository (also data repository) is a location for the secure storage of data, often for archival purposes.

Security

A repository is a database of active digital certificates for a certification authority system. The main business of the repository is to provide data that allows users to confirm the status of digital certificates for individuals and businesses that receive digitally signed messages. These message recipients are called relying parties. CAs post certificates and CRLs to repositories.

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