Supporting National Public Key Infrastructures using Smart Cards

A.L.M. dos Santos, M.E. Torrey, and A. El Sheshai


Public key infrastructure, smart card, e-government, cryptographic protocols


National public key infrastructures have been proposed by governmental entities all over the world. Such infrastructures can be used to further build functionalities enabling e-government services. This article describes protocols for certiļ¬cate generation and revocation that are appropriate for large-scale infrastructures such as national PKIs. The protocols use smart card to support mobility without compromising security.

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