CR – Certification Request
Companies, through their RA (Registration Authority), or individuals, must request a digital certificate from a CA (Certification Authority). The request contains a public key and additional identity information. The CA will first investigate the validity of the request, and if successful will sign the public key, along with other variables presented by the party making the request. Once the certificate is signed, it may be used in the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).
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