certificate authority

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "certificate authority":
singular certificate authority plural certificate authorities business
a computer or company on the Internet that provides or checks digital certificates to prove that a company is who it claims it is

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  • certificate authority — UK US noun [countable] [singular certificate authority plural certificate authorities] business a computer or company on the Internet that provides or checks digital certificates to prove that a company is who it claims it is …   Useful english dictionary

  • certificate authority — UK US noun [C] IT, INTERNET ► an online service that makes sure that information that is sent over the internet is kept safe and private: »The most visited web sites rely on GeoTrust SSL more than any other certificate authority …   Financial and business terms

  • Certificate authority — In cryptography, a certificate authority, or certification authority, (CA) is an entity that issues digital certificates. The digital certificate certifies the ownership of a public key by the named subject of the certificate. This allows others… …   Wikipedia

  • Certificate Authority — Kryptokampagne der c t auf der CeBIT 2006 Eine Zertifizierungsstelle (englisch Certificate Authority, kurz CA) ist eine Organisation, die digitale Zertifikate herausgibt. Ein digitales Zertifikat ist gewissermaßen das Cyberspaceäquivalent eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • certificate authority — liudijimų įstaiga statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Tarnyba, kuri išduoda ↑liudijimą asmeniui arba organizacijai (patikrinusi ir nustačiusi tapatumą), atnaujina arba panaikina liudijimus, tvarko ↑panaikintų liudijimų sąrašus. Gali būti… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • Certificate Authority — Autorité de certification En cryptographie, l Autorité de certification (AC ou CA) a pour mission, après vérification de l identité du demandeur du certificat par une autorité d enregistrement, de signer, émettre et maintenir les certificats… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • certificate authority — E com an independent organization that verifies the identity of a purchaser or merchant and issues a digital certificate attesting to this for use in ecommerce transactions …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • certificate authority —    Abbreviated CA. A trusted organization that validates and issues certificates; often called a trusted authority …   Dictionary of networking

  • certificate authority — noun an organization which issues digital certificates for use by other parties …   Wiktionary

  • Certificate Authority — company authorized to issue digital certificates which are used to authenticate a user or organization s identity during secure Internet transactions, CA (Computers) …   English contemporary dictionary

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