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Certificate Authority Help

A Certificate Authority (CA) is a trusted third party that certifies the identity of entities, such as users, databases, administrators, clients, and servers. When an entity requests certification, the CA verifies its identity and grants a certificate, which is signed with the CA's private key. If the CA is trusted, then any certificate it issues is trusted unless it has been revoked.

Selecting a Certificate Authority displays all of the certificates generated by the Certificate Authority. Each certificate provides a serial number, its signature type, details on the issuer, the validity period, subject information, a PEM-encoded public key, v3Ext information, and the PEM-encoded certificate.

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