Key Management Techniques
DOI link for Key Management Techniques
Key Management Techniques book
This chapter considers key management techniques for controlling the distribution, use, and update of cryptographic keys. Whereas Chapter 12 focuses on details of specific key establishment protocols which provide shared secret keys, here the focus is on communications models for key establishment and use, classification and control of keys based on their intended use, techniques for the distribution of public keys, architectures supporting automated key updates in distributed systems, and the roles of trusted third parties. Systems providing cryptographic services require techniques for initialization and key distribution as well as protocols to support on-line update of keying material, key backup/recovery, revocation, and for managing certificates in certificate-based systems. This chapter examines techniques related to these issues.