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Private Key - definition(s)

Private key - This is one of the two keys used in 'public key cryptography', also referred to as asymmetric cryptography.   They are called public and private because for the system to work, one of the related keys must be kept private - it must not be disclosed to anyone other than its controller, whilst the other key must be made public - that is must be available to anyone that needs to contact the owner/controller of the matching private key or needs to check a digital signature that appears to come from them.

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Source: Arctic Soft, 07 August 2011 09:17:21, External 

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