Certificate for electronic seal

Certificate for electronic seal means an electronic attestation that links electronic seal validation data to a legal person and confirms the nameof that person. [Article 3 (29) Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 (eIDAS)].

A certificate (public key certificate) is an electronic attestation by which the certificate issuer confirms, that the public key mentioned in the certificate belongs to a legal person whose identity is stated in the body of the certificate.

The certificate contains information about the public key, the identity of its holder (called the subject) and the electronic signature of the entity that verified the content of the certificate (called the issuer).

In a typical Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) scheme, the certificate issuer is a certification authority (CA), usually a company that charges customers for issuing certificates.

The certificate is designed to verify the validity of the electronic seal made using a private key belonging to that public key.

The certificate holder's private key is usually stored on the disk of his / her PC and the corresponding public key is automatically stored in the application when it is generated.