Certificate Authority

Meaning – A certificate authority is the regulatory body that is responsible for issuing a digital certificate to an individual or an organisation. This body prepares a checklist of mandatory requirements that an entity must have in order to be verified as a legitimate and operational business in the e-commerce space.

Once they are satisfied with their check, they issue a unique certificate to the entity, and the entity can then approach this certificate authority in case of grievances or clarifications. If an entity fails to get a digital certificate, and their business is a legitimate one, he/she can appeal to this certificate authority and get the matter sorted out.

Example of usage“He had to register his business on the certificate authority portal, and provide the necessary documents to get his business verified online.”