Introductions to PKI

The section "Introductions PKI" is developed to help you to understand the basics of PKI, understand different terms and abbreviations which are used in materials in this website. The fact that PKI or public key infrastucture is believed to be a very tough technical topic, we are trying to clarify it as much as possible for a wide audience.

The use of cryptography in PKI solutions does not add much complexity because cryptographic functions, checks, verifications and already built-in into software like Microsoft Office, Apple Mac OS and Linux. In general, to implement a simple email encryption you will need only to setup certificates (purchase from a certificate from website, generate yourself and ask your system administrator to do it), make some adjustments to your mail program and that's all.