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Q. Homer wants to use digital signatures for his emails and realizes he needs a certificate. Which of the following will issue Homer a certificate?




D. Recovery agent

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Answer. is correct. A Certificate Authority (CA) issues and manages certificates.

A certificate revocation list (CRL) is a list of revoked certificates.

Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) is an alternative to a CRL and validates certificates with short responses such as good, unknown, or revoked.

A recovery agent can retrieve a private key if the original private key is no longer accessible.

Objective: 6.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate PKI, certificate management and associated components.

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