(Bahasa Indonesia) Digital certificates enable us to build trust when doing business or transaction process online. We can provide a Digital Certificate electronically to prove identity or right to access information or services online. Digital certificate, has a pair of electronic keys that can be used to encrypt and mark digital information. Digital certificates allow to verify the claim someone who has the right to use a given key, helping to prevent people using counterfeit keys to impersonate the user. When used in conjunction with encryption, Digital Certificates provide a more complete security solution, ensures the security of the identity of all parties involved in a transaction.
Digital certificates issued by a Certification Authority (CA) and marked with the CA’s private key. Digital certificate actually consists of the following:
• public key owner
• owner name
• expired public key dates
• Name of the issuer (the CA that issued the Digital Certificate)
• Serial number Digital Certificates
• Publisher logo
Use of Digital Certificates
If we run the website online store, electronic banking or other website services, consumers could have left our website because of concerns about privacy and security. A server with its own Digital Certificate will convince the user that the server is run by an organization that claimed affiliation with and the content provided is legal.
Digital certificates can be used for various electronic transactions such as e-mail, electronic commerce, groupware and electronic money transfers.
For example: A consumer in an online store Digital Certificates requesting a server wants to do autentikasi identity online store operator and the content provided by the merchant. Without the server autentikasi, buyers will not trust the operator or merchant to provide important information such as credit card numbers. Digital certificates are used to secure the instrument channel to communicate with the sensitive information to the online store operator.