an electronic substitute for a sealed envelope and handwritten signature
a signature that is the legal equivalent of a written signature thus allowing for the digital signing of files
An electronic key, obtained from a certificate authority, that provides a means for proving your identity on the Internet. Also called digital certificate or authentication certificate.
Combination of a digital certificate and a public and private encryption key set.
Used to present credentials online, Digital Certificates are issued by companies that act as “trusted third parties.” A Digital Certificate is digitally “signed” by a certification authority so that none of the details can be changed without invalidating the signature.
Another name for a certificate
see Digital signature