Creating Certificates with the Nitrokey HSM 2 and XCA

A digital certificate makes use of Public Key Cryptography to authenticate users, essentially blending a Public Key with a Digital Signature to assert identity. The most common standard used for certificates is X.509 and common uses of certificates include: XCA is a small, lightweight…

What is Public Key Cryptography?

We all make use of public key cryptography in our day to day lives but it's one of those technologies we rarely think about. For starters, you're reading this post over HTTPS which uses public key cryptography as does your banking app and most…

Joining the Nitrokey Community Programme

I first came across Nitrokey as a provider of U2F USB sticks, little hardware devices that authenticate users with a physical device. The idea there is that you can use this physical device as part of a multifactor authentication process to strengthen your security.