Different types of Digital Certificate

Dependent on their usage Digital Certificates are available in a number of different types:

  • Personal: Used by Individuals requiring secure email and web based transactions.
  • Organisation: Used by corporates to identify employees for secure email and web based transactions.
  • Server: To prove ownership of a domain name and establish SSL / TLS encrypted sessions between their website and a visitor.
  • Developer: To prove authorship and retain integrity of distributed software programs.

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