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digital signature

From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23) | Glossary for this source

A very large number created in such a way that it can be shown to have been done only by somebody in possession of a secret key and only by processing a document with a particular content. It can be used for the same purposes as a person's handwritten signature on a physical document. Something you can do with public key cryptography. W3C work addresses the digital signature of XML documents.
digital signature

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11) | Glossary for this source

A value computed with a cryptographic algorithm and appended to a data object in such a way that any recipient of the data can use the signature to verify the data's origin and integrity. (See: data origin authentication service, data integrity service, digitized signature, electronic signature, signer.) [RFC 2828]

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