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Eleventh Hour Security+ by Ido Dubrawsky

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Recovery agents

A key recovery agent is an individual or entity that is responsible for recovering lost or damaged certificates for individuals. Recovery agents are discussed in greater detail later in the chapter.

X.509

The information contained in the certificate is actually part of the X.509 certificate standard. X.509 is actually an evolution of the X.500 directory standard. Initially intended to provide a means of developing easy-to-use electronic directories of people that would be available to all Internet users, it became a directory and mail standard for a very commonly known mail application: Microsoft Exchange 5.5.

X.509 is the standard used to define what makes up a digital certificate. Within this standard, a description is given ...

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