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X.509 public key certificate

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An X.509 public key certificate is

[t]he public key for a user (or device) and a name for the user (or device), together with some other information, rendered unforgeable by the digital signature of the certification authority that issued the certificate, encoded in the format defined in the ISO/ITU-T X.509 standard.[1]

References Edit

  1. NISTIR 7298

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