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== Definition ==
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== Data ==
   
 
A '''repository''' is a location for [[secure]] [[storage]], often for [[archival]] purposes.
 
A '''repository''' is a location for [[secure]] [[storage]], often for [[archival]] purposes.
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== Security ==
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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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Revision as of 02:43, 14 December 2010

Data

A repository is a location for secure storage, 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 [[user]s 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.