Certificate authority – NSW Department of Education
A digital certificate allows an entity taking part in an electronic transaction to prove its identity to other participants in such transactions. Certificates are used in commercial environments as a digital equivalent of an identification card.
NSW Department of Education Certificate Authority (DoE CA) certificates:
- can be used for digital signatures in order to replace handwritten signatures where transacting parties choose for them
- can be used for encryption of data
- can be used to authenticate web resources, such as servers and other devices.
The DoE CA conforms to the current version of CA/Browser Forum's Baseline Requirements. In the event of any inconsistency between the DoE Certification Practice Statement and those requirements, those requirements take precedence over this document.