an ordered sequence of certificates between the entity to be validated and the trusted point in the hierarchy, i
a sequence of certificates that ultimately lead to a root certificate for final authorization
Clearly presented in the "Certificate properties" form, on its rightmost tab. Set of certificates that let you verify the sender's certificate, then its issuer's, then the issuer's of the issuer's certificate, etc., until you encounter a point of trust. Assuming that every certification authority issues certificates only to trustworthy subscribers, trust is inherited along this path. The relying party is, however, by no means obliged to accept a signature only on the grounds that certificates can form such a chain ending in one of the preset "trusted" certification authorities.
An unbroken chain of trust from a certificate to the root certification authority in a certification hierarchy. See also certification hierarchy; certificate.
A specified sequence of issued certificates necessary for the user to get their key.
An ordered sequence of certificates which, together with the public key of the inital object in the path (e.g. CA public key), can be processed to obtain that of the final object in the path (e.g. user's public key).
An unbroken chain of trust, consisting of certificates from trusted certificate authorities, from a specific certificate to the root certification authority in a certification hierarchy. See also: public key