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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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A company that purchases a PKI product can become its own CA and issue digital certificates. It may not, however, use the same requirements or processes that other CAs use, because they determine the identity of the owner.
The Exhibit demonstrates the SSL procedure when both parties have digital certificates and therefore both are are authenticated.
When an e-mail you are sending needs to contain a confidential attachment, you could use a digital certificate to encrypt the text and prove identity.
Certificate authorities also revoke digital certificates that are no longer trustworthy.
In addition to its proof-of-concept research, USDOT has successfully executed a real-world test of a digital certificate system as part of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program.
ISARA Catalyst works as an optional extension to the widely used X.509 digital certificates, which are specified by the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), which coordinates global telecommunications standards.
By merely registering their fingerprints on their smartphones, customers will be able to perform identity authentication more securely and conveniently than if they had used the existing digital certificate.
Object of this paper is digital certificate based on the X.509 V3 format.
using encryption and strong authentication tools such as digital certificates to secure data and access.
Frost & Sullivan has identified Entrust, an internationally-trusted digital certificate provider, as a leader in customer service and comprehensive management and discovery platforms that oversee a wide range of certificates.
"Digital certificates are used as a signal to the Internet user that the site is trusted, but if the system that provides the trust is compromised, it effectively becomes close to worthless and unsecure.
Please note: Before using DTrade you must purchase and install a digital certificate on your personal computer (PC), register the certificate with the entity listing in DTrade, and assign the necessary user roles to the digital certificate.

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