A written declaration legally authenticated.
To verify or vouch for by certificate.
An electronic document which verifies that the owner has a relationship with parties involved in a transaction, such as a Cardholder that has a relationship with an issuing bank or a Merchant that has a relationship with an acquiring bank. A certificate authorizes its owner to perform certain tasks and authenticates the owner to other parties in the transaction, assuring that the party presenting the certificate is the same party to which it was originally issued.
Digital signature/ID used for secure transactions over the Internet. SSL certificates are issued by Certificated authorities. It is also possible to have self issued SSL certificate. However in such case your browser will produce warnings about the SSL validity.
A message that, at least, states a name or identifies the Certification Authority (CA), identifies the Subscriber, contains the Subscriberâ€™s public key, identifies the Certificateâ€™s Validity Period, contains a Certificate serial number, and is digitally signed by the CA that issued the certificate.
A document that uses the signature of a trusted party to attest to the validity of its information.
Orthan term for a credential equivalent to a doctorate
A certificate represents either a private company or a share (or two shares if it is the president's certificate) of a public company.
An electronic affidavit, issued by a trusted organization like a bank, that vouches for the identity and authority of an individual or business to conduct any transaction over the Internet. For Xign payments, certificates are issued to payers through Verisign.
A certificate is a data structure that binds the identity of an entity with a public-key value. SunScreen uses X.509 certificates.
A document that has been digitally signed by a trusted party. In the Akenti system, a certificate may assert identity ( identity certificate), attest to an attribute of a subject ( attribute certificate), or state a condition to be met ( use-condition certificate).
A writing, either from a court or other public body, giving assurances of existing conditions or facts, and giving rights or creating obligations.
Digital information that proves the identify of the server; similar to a digital ID card. Certificates are issued by Certificate Authorities.
A computer-based record documenting that a particular public key belongs to an identified person or company.
An electronic document attesting to the binding of a public key to an individual or entity. It allows verification of the claim that a specific public key belongs to a specific individual. A certificate is issued and digitally signed by a trusted third party or Certification Authority.
Refers to a public key certificate. Certificates are issued by a certification authority (CA), which includes adding the CA's distinguished name, a serial number and starting and ending validity dates to the original request. The CA then adds its digital signature to complete the certificate. See CA and digital signature.
Generally used when transmitting Encrypted electronic messages to ensure the security of the content. Digital certificates are used to create Digital Signatures and Public-Private Key pairs. Certificates give the receiver of the message a way to encode the reply and verify that senders are who they say they are.
Membership of a State Board of Accounting is obtained through a certificate. Certificate may be obtained after passing the uniform CPA Exam & fulfilling the rules of Certification. These are general rules such as age, residence, citizenship, educational qualifications, and also rules requiring experience. Until certificate is obtained a person cannot use the title CPA after her name. It is essential for a candidate to verify rules for certification before sitting for CPA Examination from a State Board of Accounting.
An electronic credential that is used to establish identity during web transactions to secure the communication between the web server and the web browser. The certificate contains sufficient information for the recipient to verify that the certificate is real. See also CA.
An electronic document that contains a subject's public key and identifying information about the subject. The certificate is signed by a certificate authority (CA) to bind the key and subject identification together. See also certificate authority.
A certificate verifies the identity of the sender of a message and provides the receiver with the means to encode a reply. The certificate is issued by a trusted third party, certificate authority, to identify the holder.
The digital equivalent of an ID card. A certificate specifies the name of an individual, company, or other entity and certifies that a public key, which is included in the certificate, belongs to that entity. A web browser can use the certificate to authenticate the user to a web service they are trying to access. Certificates are also called digital ID, digital passport, public-key certificate, X.509 certificate, and security certificate. See also Certificate Authority, Public Key Cryptography.
A certificate is the most common kind of credential in the network computing environment. Certificates include standard information such as the owner's public key, globally-accessible name, and expiration dates; certificates may also contain some application-unique data such as title, degree(s) earned, and professional licenses. Certificates are also called digital certificates.
A document issued by a certifying agency that attests that the owner of the key to a Web page has provided authentic identification.
A document that is used to certify that a user or organization is who they say they are. It contains information about who it belongs to, who it was issued by, expiry date and information that can be used to verify the contents of the certificate. It is as an important part of the SSL system for establishing secure connections.
A file used for authenticating network entities under the SSL protocol. A certificate contains information about its owner (called the subject) and its issuer, plus the owner's public key and a signature made by a Certification Authority (CA). Network entities verify these signatures using CA certificates.
Electronic attestation, containing the public key and identity data of the signer. It lets you check whether the document remained unaltered after signing and establish the identity of the signer. Contains at least IDs of the certificate provider and the subscriber, his public key, validity period and serial number. Signed by the issuer. May be in one of three states: awaiting activity, active and dormant. See also revoked certificate, valid certificate.
Coded authorisation information that can be verified by a certification authority to grant system access
The public key and identity of an entity together with other information rendered unforgettable by signing the certificate with the private key of the certifying authority. Certificates are valid during a valid date range and must be reissued when it expires.
Sometimes referred to as a digital certificate. This is a digital document containing identifying information about a user or web site. Certificate information typically contains the username, signing certificate authority, and the validity period.
In this paper, a signed document binding a Public Key to a name.
A computer record which associates a public key to a specific person or company
Of Occupancy (CO) - Written authorization given by a local municipality that allows a newly-completed or substantially-completed structure to be inhabited. The issuing of a CO means that: the home is SAFE, SOUND & SANITARY, and has matches the PLANS & SPECIFICATIONS given to the Appraiser at the beginning of the Loan Process.
Information used for digital signatures and encryption that binds the user's public key to the mailbox.
A digital signature containing company name, locality, country, public key, validity date... as verified by a Certifying Authority. Use to certify that "you have connected to the official University of Delaware server, as certified by Verisign Certificate Authority.
A digital representation of information which at least (1) identifies the certification authority issuing it, (2) names or identifies its Subscriber, (3) contains the Subscriber's public key, (4) identifies its operational period, and (5) is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing it. As used in this CP, the term "Certificate" refers to certificates that expressly reference the OID of this CP in the "Certificate Practices Statement" (CPS) referenced in the CPS URI field of an X.509 v.3 certificate.
a digitally signed statement that contains identification information used to verify identity.
A set of information which unambiguously names or identifies the owner of an electronic signature; contains the owner's public key; identifies the certification authority issuing the information; and is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing the certificate
A digital certificate is a file that uniquely identifies its owner. A certificate contains owner identity information and its owner's public key. Certificates are created by CAs.
A document that verifies completion of a specific area of study.
A token which underpins the principle of trust in ssl-encrypted transactions. The information within a certificate includes the issuer (the Certificate Authority that issued the certificate), the organisation that owns the certificate, public key, the validity period (usually one year) of the certificate, and the hostname that the certificate was issued in respect of. It is digitally signed by the certification authority so that none of the details can be changed without invalidating the signature.
An electronic document attached to someone's public key by a trusted third party, which attests that the public key belongs to a legitimate owner and has not been compromised. Certificates are intended to help you verify that a file or message actually comes from the entity it claims to come from.
a digital identification used to send secure messages by way of the Internet.
A special kind of digitally signed message that contains information about a public key and the owner of a public key.
A certificate is a data file that identifies an individual, organization, or business. Certificates are obtained from specialized certificate-issuing companies such as VeriSign, and can be used to encrypt data and/or confirm the certificate owner's identity.
A license document, also referred to as a Software License Certificate or License PAK, that is shipped upon the acceptance of an order for a HP license for OpenVMS or Tru64 UNIX. Most Certificates contain a Product Authorization Key which unlocks usage of the given software product.
Digital ID used for SSL transactions. It includes owner's public key, the name of the owner, the issuer, hostname, and the expiration date.
Set of data issued by a Certificate Authority to completely identify an entity; issued only after that authority has verified the entity's identity.
A formatted data item signed by a trusted party to attest to the validity of the item's information. Public key certificates use a CA's signature to attest that the enclosed public key belongs to the principal identified by the enclosed name.
A file, digitally signed by a Certification Authority. There are many different types of certificates
Typically an x.509 object that is signed by a recognized authority.
A certificate strongly associates the public key of a user or CA with the identity, typically a distinguished name, of that user or CA. The certificate is digitally signed by a Certificate Authority, and can be validated during an SSL connection setup to obtain the public key of the other end of the connection. X.509 certificates are stored within the directory in the caCertificate;binary or userCertificate;binary attributes.
As part of the X.509 protocol (a.k.a. ISO Authentication framework), certificates are assigned by a trusted Certificate Authority and provide verification of a party's identity and may also supply its public key.
A digitally signed document that is issued by a certification authority to authenticate a user, a computer, a device, or service when exchanging information over public network like the Internet.
A file used in secure connections to authenticate the server to the client. The certificate ensures the authenticity of its holder (the server).
Issued by a Certificate Authority (such as Equifax, Thawte or VeriSign), a Secure Certificate (also known as a Digital Certificate) is proof that a website is linked to a legitimate business, with a physical address and phone number. It is the job of the Certificate Authority to verify the identity of merchants and issue each a digital or authentication certificate.
n. In e-commerce, a digital document that binds a public key to the identity of the certificate owner, thereby enabling the certificate owner to be authenticated. A certificate is issued by a certificate authority.
A credential given to students for completing a specified list of courses. The number of credits varies but is usually 60 or fewer. Its purpose is to certify that you have developed expertise in a certain area. It may stand alone or may be granted only as part of a degree program.
A digitally signed statement that contains information about an entity and the entity's public key, thus binding these two pieces of information together. A certificate is issued by a trusted organization (or entity) called a certification authority (CA) after the CA has verified that the entity is who it says it is. Certificates can contain different types of data. For example, an X.509 certificate includes the format of the certificate, the serial number of the certificate, the algorithm used to sign the certificate, the name of the CA that issued the certificate, the name and public key of the entity requesting the certificate, and the CA's signature.
A data object that binds information about a person or some other entity to a public key. The binding is generally done using a digital signature from a trusted third party (a certification authority).
A certificate, in the PKI sense, is an electronic record that contains information about the person, organization or device that owns it and about the authority that issued it. Its main use is to certify the owner/controller of a public key. All public keys have certificate information attached to them. The sort of information a certificate can contain is an e-mail address, an identifier of the controller (maybe their name, home or work address), information about the cryptography being used, how long the certificate is valid for and the source of any information if the certificate is cancelled. Certificates may be issued by their owners (self-signed), the organization they belong to, or they may be issued by other organizations. See also trusted authorities.
Certificates are used to verify the identity of an individual, organization, Web server, or hardware device. They are also used to ensure non-repudiation in business transactions, as well as enable confidentiality through the use of public-key encryption.
An electronic document used to identify an iIM server, and associated with a public key. iPlanet Instant Messaging Server supports the exchange of certificates between iIM servers. The certificate exchange is transparent to individual users.
Digital data, formatted according to the X.509 standard, that specifies the name of an individual, company, or other entity (the subject name of the certificate) and certifies that a public key, which is also included in the certificate, belongs to that entity. A certificate is issued and digitally signed by a certificate authority ( CA). A certificate's validity can be verified by checking the CA's digital signature using the techniques of public-key cryptography. To be trusted within a public-key infrastructure ( PKI), a certificate must be issued and signed by a CA that is trusted by other entities enrolled in the PKI. Also called digital ID, digital passport, public-key certificate X.509 certificate, and security certificate.
or key signature is a digital code that allows authenticating information based on a mathematical computation.
A Certificate (also known as a Secure or Digital certificate) is issued by a Certificate Authority (such as Equifax, Thawte or VeriSign) and is proof that a web site is linked to a legitimate business, with a physical address and phone number. It is the job of the Certificate Authority to verify the identity of merchants and issue each a digital or authentication certificate.
A digital document designed to address several security issues including authentication and non-repudiation when executing business transactions via the Internet. The certificate contains information about the certification authority, the owners of the certificate, a public key, the period the certificate is valid for, and the host the certificate was issued to. The token is designed is such a way that none of its details can be changed without invalidating the digital signature. Digital certificates are to be built into Web browsers and virtual wallets. Return to the top
Can refer to either an Attribute Certificate or a Public Key Certificate certificate. Where there is no distinction made the context should be assumed to apply to both an AC and a public key certificate.
See Public Key Certificate
A digital identifier linking an entity and a trusted third party able to confirm the entity?s identity.
Someone's public key, signed by a trusted third party. An X.509 certificate object
A collection of data that associates the public keys of a network user with their DN in the directory. The certificate is stored in within the directory as user object attributes.
An encrypted file containing user or server identification information, which is used to verify identity and to help establish a security-enhanced link.
An electronic document signed by the CA which: (1) identifies a key holder and the business entity he or she represents; (2) binds the key holder to a key pair by specifying the public key of that key pair; and (3) contains the information required by the certificate profile.
A Digital Signature Certificate issued by Certifying Authority.
A file that attests to the identity of an organization or web browser user and is used to verify that data being exchanged over a network is from the intended source. The certificate is digitally signed either by a Certificate Authority or is self-signed. There are CA certificates, client CA certificates, client certificates, and server certificates.
A nontransferable, nonforgeable, digital file issued from a third party that both communicating parties already trust.
An electronic 'key' that a secure server checks for before allowing a user access. More information on obtaining certificates at MIT is available.
certificate - An electronic credential that authenticates a user on the Internet and on intranets. Certificates ensure the legitimate online transfer of confidential information or other sensitive material by means of public encryption technology. In Exchange, certificates contain information used for digital signatures and encryption that binds the users public key to the mailbox.
A document used to verify coverage for a person covered under a group insurance policy.
A certificate is a valid copy of a Public key of an individual or organisation together with identification information. It is issued by Trusted third parties (TTP) or a Certificate authority (CA) .
Web server's ID badge, verifies owner of the site.
In secure communications, a digital document that binds an encryption key to the identity of the certificate owner, so that the certificate owner can be authenticated. A certificate is issued by a certification authority (CA). See also encryption, certificate, and certification authority (CA).
An electronic credential used to establish identity when conducting web transactions for the purpose of securing communications between the web server and the web browser. The certificate contains sufficient information that the recipient can verify that the certificate is real. See certificate authority.
A credential earned after taking 10â€“12 courses that are grouped together into a program. They are usually designed to be completed in about one year of full-time study. Non-credit certificates may be shorter.
A digitally signed data structure defined in the X.509 standard that binds the identity of a certificate holder to a public key.
A security certificate associates (or binds) a public key with a principal--a particular person, device, or other entity. The security certificate is issued by an entity, in whom users have put their trust, called a certificate authority (CA) that guarantees or confirms the identity of the holder (person, device, or other entity) of the corresponding private key. The CA digitally signs the certificate with the CA's private key, so the certificate can be verified using the CA's public key.The format for public-key certificates is defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) X.509 standard, Version 3.
A pubic key together with some information that is collectively signed with a private key.
A digital certificate is an electronic "credit card" that establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions on the Web. It is issued by a certification authority (CA).
A certificate is an attachment to an electronic message used for security purposes. The most common use of a digital certificate is to verify that a user sending a message is who they claim to be, and to provide the receiver with the means to encode a reply.
An ITU x.509 v3 standard data structure that securely binds an identify to a public key. A certificate is created when an entity's public key is signed by a trusted identity, a certificate authority. The certificate ensures that the entity's information is correct and that the public key actually belongs to that entity. A certificate contains the entity's name, identifying information, and public key. It is also likely to contain a serial number, expiration date, and information about the rights, uses, and privileges associated with the certificate. Finally, it contains information about the certificate authority that issued it.
A data record used for authenticating network entities such as a server or a client. A certificate contains X.509 information pieces about its owner (called the subject) and the signing â†’ Certification Authority (called the issuer), plus the owner's â†’ public key and the signature made by the CA. Network entities verify these signatures using CA certificates. See: SSL/TLS Encryption
A message, signed digitally with the private key of a trusted third party (see certificate authority), declaring that a specific public key belongs to someone or something with a specified name and set of attributes.
An authentication method used in security that contains information that actually authenticates a signed or sealed message. A certificate is only available to security-enabled users. It primarily houses a user's public key and is transported through the Exchange network via the Directory service. A certificate is analogous to a notary public's seal on a document, verifying its authenticity. See also Certification Authority, Key.
A certificate is used to prove identity by many cryptographic systems. Also, many Web sites use certificates to authenticate that the site is genuine. It contains a user's name and public key.
An instrument with the court's seal showing that authority has been granted to a fiduciary to act in that capacity and that the authority is in full force and effect on the date of the certificate.
A document that has been digitally signed by a trusted party. Scishare uses Glossary.htm - x509 based certificate.
See digital certificate
An electronic document attached to a public key by a trusted third party, which provides proof that the public key belongs to a legitimate owner and has not been compromised.
A digital certificate is an electronic 'key' that a secure server checks for before allowing a user access. A certificate may also be used to authenticate a sender's identity and provide the recipient a means to read the sent message.
In cryptography, an electronic document binding some pieces of information together, such as a user's identity and public key. The pieces of information are bound by the signaure of a Certificate Authority.
A document in which facts have been recorded by someone in authority.
A DST-issued computer-based record or electronic message that: (a) identifies the Certification Authority issuing it; (b) names or identifies a Certificate Holder; (c) contains the Public Key of the Certificate Holder; (d) identifies the Certificate's validity period; (e) is digitally signed by the Certification Authority; and (f) has the meaning ascribed to it in accordance with applicable standards. A Certificate includes not only its actual content but also all documents expressly referenced or incorporated in it. (See Certificate Holder, Certification Authority, Digital Signature, Identification and Authentication, Issue Certificates, Public Key.)
As part of the X.509 protocol (a.k.a. ISO Authentication framework), certificates are assigned by a trusted Certificate Authority and provide a strong binding between a party's identity or some other attributes and its public key.
The digital equivalent of an ID card. A certificate specifies the name of an individual, company, or other entity and certifies that a public key, which is included in the certificate, belongs to that entity. When you digitally sign a message or other data, the digital signature for that message is created with the aid of the private key that corresponds to the public key in your certificate. A certificate is issued and digitally signed by a certificate authority (CA). A certificate's validity can be verified by checking the CA's digital signature. Also called digital ID, digital passport, public-key certificate, X.509 certificate, and security certificate. See also public-key cryptography.
A public key and information about the certificate owner bound together by the digital signature of a CA. In the case of a CA certificate the certificate is self signed, i.e. it was signed using its own private key.
A certificate is a secure electronic identity conforming to the X.509 standard. Certificates typically contain a user's name and public key.
In SecureMail, a Digital Certificate is a digital representation of information which at least (1) identifies the certification authority issuing it, (2) names or identifies its Subscriber, (3) contains the Subscriber's public key, (4) identifies its operational period, and (5) is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing it. A Digital Certificate is a data structure used in a public key system to bind a particular, authenticated individual to a particular public key.
A digital document that is commonly used for authentication and secure exchange of information on open networks, such as the Internet, extranets, and intranets. A certificate securely binds a public key to the entity that holds the corresponding private key. Certificates are digitally signed by the issuing certification authority and can be issued for a user, a computer, or a service. The most widely accepted format for certificates is defined by the ITU-T X.509 version 3 international standard. See also: International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication [Standardization Sector] (ITU-T); certification authority (CA); private key; public key; service
An instantiation of a digital identity. Certificates are typically signed by other people or certificate authorities to guarantee their authenticity.
digital documents (files) that are provided by a certificate authority to give assurances of a person's identity. They verify a given public key belongs to a given individual.
The digital equivalent of credentials, a certificate contains the senderâ€(tm)s public key and verifies his or her identity. Certificates provide a safe method of distributing public keys because they can be validated and signed by a trusted certificate authority. In a VPN, certificates are used during the key exchange process to ensure that keys are being exchanged between two known parties.
Certificates are data which is used to verify digital signatures. A certificate is only as trustworthy as the agency which issued it. A certificate is used to verify a particular signed item, such as an Email message or a web page. The digital signature, the item and the certificate are all processed by a mathematical program. It is possible to say, if the signature is valid, that "According to the agency which issued the certificate, the signer was (some name)".
In cryptography, an electronic document binding some pieces of information together, such as a user's identity and public key. Certifying Authorities (CA's) provide certificates.
A digitally signed data unit binding a public key to identity information. A specific format for certificates is defined in
"Legalised" document produced by a trusted third party ("Authority certification") to authenticate a public key (signed key associated with information regarding is owner). Its format (X.509) is the subject of an ISO standard. The document can also be calculated by a smart card to avoid any denial (payment, for instance) of a transaction that first required user authentication.
Digital equivalent of an identity card. It contains, among other things, the name of its owner, the name of the issuing authority, a validity period, and the public part of an asymmetric key pair. With the digital signature from the certification authority, the public key is uniquely linked to its user.