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3.3.2 Who needs a key?

Anyone who wishes to sign messages or to receive encrypted messages must have a key pair. People may have more than one key. For example, someone might have a key affiliated with his or her work and a separate key for personal use. Other entities will also have keys, including electronic entities such as modems, workstations, and printers, as well as organizational entities such as a corporate department, a hotel registration desk, or a university registrar's office.

Denis Arnaud