Re-Key (a certificate)


Re-Key (a certificate) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): To change the value of a cryptographic key that is being used in a cryptographic system application; this normally entails issuing a new certificate on the new public key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32

The process of creating a new certificate with a new validity period, serial number, and public key while retaining all other Subscriber information in the original certificate.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (CNSSI 1300)

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary