ExampleIt is common to authenticate an entity by asking them to decrypt a message encrypted with the public key found in their digital certificate. The message typically includes a authentication code. If the entity sends back the correct authentication code, you know that they are in possession of the private key corresponding to the public key in the digital certificate.
|Overview: Authentication Code|
|Definition||An identifier that is used to verify identity or the authenticity of data such as messages.|
|Related Concepts||CryptographyInformation SecurityAuthenticationPublic Key CryptographyHashcode|