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public key

In asymmetric and hybrid encryption methods, the public key is the freely accessible key. The user can use it to verify signatures and encrypt messages.

In addition to the public key, encryption methods know the secret key or private key, which can be used to generate the public key, decrypt documents and create signatures. In asymmetric encryption, both keys are used: The public key and the private key. This is the case with the Public Key Infrastructure( PKI).

Englisch: public key
Updated at: 09.03.2018
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Links: indium (In), hybrid encryption, key (K), user, secret key (SK)
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