bookmark_borderHow a public key exchange (PKE) works


How a public key exchange (PKE) works

  1. The client sends a hello request to the server.
  2. Server response includes its public key.
  3. Client verifies SSL certificate received from the server.
  4. Client creates symmetric session key encrypts it with server’s public key.
  5. Server decrypts session key with its own private key
  6. The session key is now in place and all communications sent during the session will be encrypted.