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Part 1: Foundations of PKI > Cryptography Basics

Chapter 1. Cryptography Basics

This chapter will introduce the fundamentals of cryptography and provide a basic understanding of the type of encryption and signing that takes place in public key infrastructure (PKI)–enabled applications. This overview is not an in-depth look at cryptographic functions.

The chapter also introduces the new cryptographic options included in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems known as Cryptography Next Generation (CNG).


  

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