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encryption certificate

Definition(s):

  A certificate containing a public key that can encrypt or decrypt electronic messages, files, documents, or data transmissions, or establish or exchange a session key for these same purposes. Key management sometimes refers to the process of storing protecting and escrowing the private component of the key pair associated with the encryption certificate.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from CNSSI 1300

  A certificate containing a public key that is used to encrypt electronic messages, files, documents, or data transmissions, or to establish or exchange a session key forĀ  these same purposes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Encryption Certificate