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The Digital Certificate is an electronic document that enables identity to be verified for a person, a company or a site, so that on-line transactions and the electronic exchange of legal validity as if it were signed personally on paper.

This technology allows any type of document to be signed digitally, thus granting it the same legal validity as if it were signed personally on paper.

In this manner it functions as an electronic ID card, allowing that a transaction conducted over the Internet be perfectly safe considering that the parties involved must mutually present their credentials and prove their identity.

Technically it’s an electronic document which, by means of logical and mathematical procedures assures the integrity of information and of transactions conducted. This electronic document is generated and signed by a thrustworthy third party, that is, a Certifying Authority which, under rules that may be audited, associates an entity (person, process, server) to a pair of cryptographic keys.

The certificates contain the holder’s data, such as: name, number in the Individual Tax Payer Register (CPF)/ passport number, e-mail, signature of the issuing Certifying Authority among others, as detailed in the Security Policy for each Certifying Authority.