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This white paper describes public key technology and its uses, and the features and benefits that the native Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides in the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.
This white paper defines what a public key infrastructure is, describes the desirable benefits it offers your operations, and shows how the Windows 2000 PKI is interoperable, secure, flexible, and easy to use.
This document includes the following topics:
What Is Public-Key Cryptography?
What Is A Public-Key Infrastructure?
The Windows 2000 PKI—Introduction
The Windows 2000 PKI—Interoperability
The Windows 2000 PKI—Security
The Windows 2000 PKI—Flexibility
The Windows 2000 PKI - Ease Of Use
To download this white paper, visit the following Microsoft Web site: