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Definitions Edit

Encryption Edit

A distinguished name is

[a] unique identifier used to locate a person in a directory and obtain their public key information.[1]

Smart card Edit

A distinguished name is

[a] set of data that identifies a real-world entity, such as a person in a computer-based context.[2]

References Edit

  1. JITC, Terms and Definitions (full-text).
  2. Government Smart Card Handbook, App. A, at A-3.

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