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, egovernment, 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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