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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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Knowledgeable groups within sectors such as government, financial services and telecommunications have known for years that PKI can offer additional access protection, but have been put off by the overhead associated with its use with the application architecture," commented Earl Perkins, VP of Security & Risk Strategies at META Group.
As a public-key infrastructure pioneer, we have actively participated in the development of the OASIS PKI Technical Committee's Action Plan," said Sharon Boeyen, Principal Consultant with Entrust, Inc.
Having been in the PKI arena for the past four years, FundSERV has experienced many of the obstacles identified by the survey.
Warfighters who participated in the trial commented that PKI Express "provides a measure of data security not currently available," and is "a needed and workable tool.
PKI Express showed its true potential and value in various scenarios, especially those that required the ability to revoke credentials from field forces that may have been compromised.
We also believe PKI technology can help solve the electronically transmitted privacy and security aspects of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and, are making immediate plans for marketing IDRx(TM) to the health services industry.
As for PKI Solutions' other, cross-border prescription drug application, E-City Software would have no immediate plans, if the deal closes, for retail marketing or implementation unless and until the U.
The long-term competitiveness of the PKI business requires critical mass and beTRUSTed has emerged as an excellent partner to take our PKI technology and customer base to the next level," said Bijan Khezri, Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore Technologies plc.
The OASIS PKI Technical Committee will serve as a global information resource for PKI.
Our collaboration will focus on overcoming technical and integration challenges and promoting greater interoperability," explained Terry Leahy of Wells Fargo, chair of the new OASIS PKI Technical Committee.
Since much new standards and application development activity is in the world of XML-related standards, and since it is vital for PKI to become integrated into applications, this move makes sense.
The OASIS PKI Member Section joins a growing list of OASIS activities that address Web services and security including WS-Security, the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), the XML Access Control Markup Language (XACML), the Rights Language, the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) and XML Common Biometric Format (XCBF) and the Digital Signature Services (DSS) protocol.