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digital certificate

Digital ID Informatics An official electronic identity document based on public/private key encryption and obtained through a certificate authority; includes user's name and registered serial number, user's public key and expiration date. See HIPAA. Cf Digital signature.

digital certificate

A unique identifier assigned to a single computer user for use during secure electronic transactions, e.g., when gaining access to private health information or ordering laboratory tests for patients. Synonym: electronic certificate
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At work, with the smart card inserted, it is used for secure logon to networks or PCs using a PKI digital identity certificates.
The author notes that the model is imperfectly implemented by the various motor vehicle departments, but that "With a properly-implemented system of digital identity certificates we can have a very solid, reliable system of accountable anonymity.
Hirsch Electronics, a leading supplier of access control and security management solutions, announces its Professional Services Group has developed a solution for verifying digital identity certificates by integrating both their Velocity Security Management System and RUU Verification Station with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-enabling technology from CoreStreet, a leading provider of credential validation solutions.
Axalto's e-gate solution enables companies to store their digital identity certificates easily, secure exchanges with their addressees and sign electronic documents.
Identrus(TM), a global provider of trusted identity solutions, and RosettaNet, the technology industry's leading e-business standards consortium, announced today that RosettaNet has chosen Identrus to provide digital identity certificates to its global base of member companies.

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