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An encryption certificate is

[a] certificate containing a public key that is used to encrypt electronic messages, files, documents, or data transmissions, or to establish or exchange a session key for these same purposes."[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST, Introduction to Public Key Technology and the Federal PKI Infrastructure (NIST Special Publication 800-32), Glossary, at 48 (Feb. 26, 2001) (full-text).

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