Security with Certificates
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Security with certificates
Certificates can be used for:
Authentication, which verifies the identity of someone or something.
Privacy, which ensures that information is only available to the intended audience.
Encryption, which disguises information so that unauthorized readers are unable to decipher it.
Digital signatures, which provide nonrepudiation and message integrity.
These security services can be important to the security of your communications.