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INSURING MASTER KEY CONSISTENCY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009570D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-03

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Mark Gonsalves Christopher Larson

Abstract

Devices like the KMF (Key Management Facility) that manage a database of keys, have the need to store sensitive parameters pertaining to these keys in an encrypted form within the database. This is done using one or more encryption modules connected to the device. The key used to encrypt this information is called the master key and it resides within the encryption module.