After completing this video, the learner will understand how to create a digital certificate signing request as well as the role of certificate authorities and registration authorities.
- [Voiceover] Now that you understand both…hash functions and digital signatures,…I can explain how a Certificate Authority…creates a Digital Certificate…that associates a public key with…an individual or organization.…The process for creating digital certificates…follow the X.509 standard.…Created by the International Telecommunications Union…or ITU.…Therefore you might digital certificates…referred to as X.509 certificates.…Let's say that Alice wants to obtain…a new digital certificate.…
Alice first creates a public private key pair…for the encryption algorithm of her choice.…She then creates a message called a…Certificate Signing Request or CSR.…The CSR contains Alice's public key…as well as Alice's name…and other identifying information,…such as an email address or server name.…Alice then sends the CSR to the…certificate authority of her choice.…This might be an independent organization…that is trusted by many people around the world…or it may be a private certificate authority…operated for use within her organization.…
This course is part of a six-course series on the CompTIA Security+ exam, and is useful for IT professionals who wish to learn more about information security as well as students preparing to take the Security+ exam.
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- Choosing encryption algorithms
- Applying symmetric and asymmetric cryptography standards
- Implementing key management, including key exchange and key stretching
- Working with public keys, trust models, and digital certificates
- Using transport encryption protocols
- Securing wireless networks
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Symmetric Cryptography
3. Asymmetric Cryptography
4. Key Management
5. Public Key Infrastructure
6. Transport Encryption
7. Wireless Security
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