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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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Together, IntraVerse and SignaSURE create a unified enterprise security infrastructure based on public key certificates and strong access control to applications located within corporate Intranets and Extranets.
Complying with pending security policies, IntraMedX's Registration Authority will locally collect and verify a subscriber's identity and the information that is to be entered into public key certificates.
Xcert will provide a complete security solution for Hummingbird's new Java-based product line that includes strong authentication and secure data access using public key certificates and secure directory services.
and JavaSoft have recommended public key certificates as a solution to Java's security problems, but have not provided actual PKI implementations.
The PKMS reduces the complexity of managing public key certificates by incorporating their management into the IntraVerse access control and configuration service.
The variable key length capability of Racal's HSMs and PCSMs now enables the generation and validation of RSA keys, digital signatures, hash values, public key certificates and secure DES key distribution using RSA public keys.
Control Data's Global Directory will maintain and provide high-performance access to the information necessary for a PKI to work, including a list of valid PKI users and public key certificates.
Standard directory protocols are required so that public key certificates can be exchanged among organizations and individual users.
Now we have successfully used Baltimore's UniCERT product to generate public key certificates and conduct secure VPN sessions.
e-Mail provides a full-featured application that supports email messaging based on digital signing and encryption using the S/MIME protocol and standards-based Public Key certificates.
The Java powered(TM) iButton provides secure long-term storage of important user information such as private keys and public key certificates.
administrators to integrate public key certificates with their existing

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