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Self-signed certificate

Definition(s):

  A public-key certificate whose digital signature may be verified by the public key contained within the certificate. The signature on a self-signed certificate protects the integrity of the information within the certificate but does not guarantee the authenticity of that information. The trust of self-signed certificates is based on the secure procedures used to distribute them.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5

  A public-key certificate whose digital signature may be verified by the public key contained within the certificate. The signature on a self- signed certificate protects the integrity of the data, but does not guarantee the authenticity of the information. The trust of self-signed certificates is based on the secure procedures used to distribute them.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded]

  A public-key certificate whose digital signature may be verified by the public key contained within the certificate. The signature on a self-signed certificate protects the integrity of the data, but does not guarantee the authenticity of the information. The trust of self-signed certificates is based on the secure procedures used to distribute them.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 [Superseded]