What are those credential types?

The types of credential we issue correspond to the action that can be performed and verified with it.


This certificate allows an individual to securely identify themselves on networks and supply chain portals. It is designed to provide an extra layer of protection that is much safer than simple username and passwords. To access a web site with credential validation, an end user will need to use something they have, a digital certificate, and something they know, a password.

Digital Signature

This certificate allows an individual to apply a digital signature to authenticate various electronic formats, such as e-mails, PDF’s, XML data, Word documents and much more. Contrary to an electronic signature that may be a simple image of a handwritten signature, digital certificates actually lock the file and prevent tampering of documents. This can be very useful for companies looking to reduce their paper footprint.


This certificate allows manufacturers and their supplier to encrypt email communications when exchanging sensitive data. Although email communication is common place, there is a false sense of security when sending sensitive information through email clients like Outlook. Using encryption certificates can help seal emails that contain information that should not be accessible by the competition. Unsecured emails are nothing more than electronic postcards.

Card Authentication

This certificate allows a hardware token like CIV or PIV-I to identify itself to another device, ie: a door access control terminal. This type of credential is only available to hardware tokens.