Definition Edit

A certifying authority is

[a] trusted third party that confirms a person’s identity by certifying that the transaction belongs to the stated party. The certifying authority must be recognized, trusted, and protected from fraud and abuse. A certifying authority issues a digital certificate signed by their private key. It can be verified by decrypting the certificate using the authority’s public key.[1]

References Edit

  1. Internet Banking: Comptroller’s Handbook, at 65.

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