In this post, we will understand the difference between a digital signature and a digital certificate −
It helps verify the authenticity of a specific document.
It also helps in verifying the source of a specific document.
The document is encrypted when it is being sent.
The document is decrypted when it is being received.
This encryption and decryption happen using asymmetric keys.
It helps provide authentication, non-repudiation and integrity.
It helps create an identity for a website.
It also improves the trustworthy nature of the website.
A digital certificate can be issued by a trusted agency known as the CA.
The CA follows specific steps such as key generation, registration, verification and creation.
It helps provide authentication and security.