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Key Service

Keys must adhere to rules in order to be useful. The type of encryption used will determine some of those rules, for example key size. At a minimum, each Private Key should be unique. A Key Service is an organization that provides and manages Keys for an Application. The Key Service implements rules that insure that all Keys issued adhere to the policies for the Application. The Internet, which uses Keys to ensure privacy, has made Key Services something of a commodity.