A means of identifying information about the server. When a client requests an SSL object from a server, it requests that the server authenticate itself to the client. A server certificate is used for this purpose.
Refers to a certificate used for server authentication, such as authenticating a Web server to a Web browser. When a Web browser client attempts to access a secured Web server, the server sends its certificate to the browser to allow it to verify the server's identity.
a certificate that has been issued to a server (or in WAP, a WAP gateway certificate)