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  1. #1
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    CA Certificate

    Hi everybody,
    can somebody explain me what a CA Certificate is and where I can get it? What do I have to do to get it?

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    CA = Certificate Authority

    A CA is trusted (you have to trust it) organization that generates and distributes digital certificates for various purposes; server authentication, client authentication, email signing, email encryption, code signing, etc.

    In the context of Java and signing applications, read this for starters: http://www.javaverified.com/faq.jsp

    You can also use your favourite Internet search engine and look up explanations to terms like "CA", "PKI", "root certificate", etc.

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