What is the role of Certificate Authorities (CAs)?

What is the role of Certificate Authorities (CAs)?

A Certificate Authority (CA) is an entity that issues digital certificates used to establish trust in electronic communications and transactions.

A CA's role is to verify an individual or organization's identity and issue a certificate that binds the entity's identity to a public key.

This certificate can establish a secure connection between the entity and a website or a device.

CAs are responsible for maintaining the security of their infrastructure and issuing certificates in compliance with industry standards and best practices.

They also revoke certificates that are no longer valid and maintain the trust of the certificate's validity.

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