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=== Data ===
A '''repository''' is a location for [[secure]] [[storage]], often for [[archival]] purposes.
 
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A '''repository''' (also '''data repository''') is a location for the [[secure]] [[storage]] of [[data]], often for [[archival]] purposes.
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=== Security ===
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A '''repository''' is a [[database]] of active [[digital certificate]]s for a [[certification authority]] system. The main business of the repository is to provide [[data]] that allows [[user]]s to confirm the status of [[digital certificate]]s for individuals and businesses that receive [[digital signature|digitally signed]] [[message]]s. These [[message]] [[recipient]]s are called [[relying parties]]. [[CA]]s post [[certificate]]s and [[CRL]]s to repositories.
 
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Latest revision as of 01:38, 20 August 2013

Definitions[]

Data[]

A repository (also data repository) is a location for the secure storage of data, often for archival purposes.

Security[]

A repository is a database of active digital certificates for a certification authority system. The main business of the repository is to provide data that allows users to confirm the status of digital certificates for individuals and businesses that receive digitally signed messages. These message recipients are called relying parties. CAs post certificates and CRLs to repositories.