a. What is Digital Certificate?
- Digital Certificate is an electronic certificate issued by a digital signature authentication service provider.
- Digital Certificate is used to identify an individual and attach the identity of that object to a public key, issued by the organization competent to identify the identity and have the right to issue digital certificates.
- The identifying information will be encrypted and must be stored in a dedicated hardware device such as USB Token or SmartCard.
b. How Digital Certificate works?
Step 1: Website transfers the data to be signed to plugin.
Step 2: Plugin uses digital certificate to sign the data.
Step 3: Plugin return the signed data to the website.