X.509 public-key certificate

X.509 public-key certificate definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A digital certificate containing a public key for entity and a name for the entity, together with some other information that is rendered unforgeable by the digital signature of the certification authority that issued the certificate, encoded in the format defined in the ISO/ITU-T X.509 standard.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3

The public key for a user (or device) and a name for the user (or device), together with some other information, rendered unforgeable by the digital signature of the certification authority that issued the certificate, encoded in the format defined in the ISO/ITU-T X.509 standard.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary