Understand the concepts involved in a digital certificate.
Understand the basic security features and operational concepts involved with digital certificates.
Providing identity in the electronic world requires a solution that not only can be easily used by an individual, but can also be verified by a trusted third party. This is accomplished using a digital certificate, which becomes the equivalent to a passport on the Internet. It binds you to your electronic transactions and allows you to prove that you are who you claim to be. This validation is vital to any business that trusts the third party willing to validate your identity and credentials. The key components of the digital certificate are
The user's public key