Digital Certificates - Reading Assignment


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  • What is a digital certificate?
    A digital certificate is commonly known as a public key certificate and is used to distribute and authenticate public keys. The digital certificate is also used to initialize secure SSL connections and verify public key pairs to decrypt digital signatures.

  • What is the difference between a digital certificate and a public key?
    A digital certificate enables entities to share public keys in a way that can be authenticated but are not to be trusted unless public keys can be verified. The public key is essentially the private portion/cryptographic data of the pair that validates the certificate.

  • What is the most common use case for digital certificates?
    The most common use case for digital certificates are to verify the irrefutable authenticity of identity and ownership of an entity.

  • What is a certificate authority?
    Certificate Authority, known as CA’s, are trusted 3rd party entities in the public key infrastructure (PKI). This CA issues certificates and provides trust by endorsing ownership and verifying the pairs.


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(1) What is a digital certificate? - also known as a public key certificate and is used to cryptographically link ownership of a public key with the entity that owns it.
(2) What is the difference between a digital certificate and a public key? - Digital Certificates include the public key and other identifying information about the entity that owns the public key, metadata relating to the digital certificate and a digital signature of the public key created by the issuer of the certificate.
(3) What is the most common use case for digital certificates? - distribution, authentication and revocation of digital certificates are the primary purposes.
(4) What is a certificate authority? - generally it is who is able to issue digital certificates. A trusted third party.


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  1. What is a digital certificate? It is a public key certificate issued by an authority, used to cryptographically link its ownership with the entity owning it.
  2. What is the difference between a digital certificate and a public key? The public key is the one being certified by the digital certificate.
  3. What is the most common use case for digital certificates? Digital certificates are used by all major web browsers and servers to provide assurance that published content has not been modified by any unauthorized actors, and to share keys for encrypting and decrypting web content.
  4. What is a certificate authority? This is a trusted third party issuing digital certificates

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  1. What is a digital certificate?
    it is a public key certificate used to cryptographically link ownership of a public key with the entity that owns it

  2. What is the difference between a digital certificate and a public key?
    The Public Key is a part of the data that are authenticated by the digital certificate

  3. What is the most common use case for digital certificates?
    they are most commonly used for initializing secure SSL connections between web browsers and web servers.

  4. What is a certificate authority?
    trusted third parties in the context of a public key infrastructure