Definitions for "Certification authority"
An entity authorized to issue, manage, revoke, and renew Certificates.
A trusted entity that makes a statement (represented by an X.509 certificate) about the authenticity of another certificate.
A bank or other institution that issues certificates to end-users; alternatively an independent, third party entity that authorizes other certification authorities to issue certificates. It is the responsibility of the CA to validate the authenticity of the individual to whom the certificate is issued.
The organization officially sanctioned by the Free Standards Group to manage the day-to-day operations of the LSB Certification program.
Any organization that maintains records such as names, personal information, employers, addresses, etc. This allows the organization to validate network users.
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See CA.