None. Both, the Digital Certificate and Digital Signature are the same
No. A Digital Certificate is a mathematical algorithm that is uniquely
generated for every Digitally Certified document.
Since the documents are being digitally submitted, the OGPe needs a secure way to ensure that the information has not been forged, while having a guarantee, that the professional in question is actually the one approving the projects. Remember, anyone can scan your seal, and hand signature, paste it into a document, and claim that a project has been approved by you. This could cause you to become liable for any legal implications the forged project might have. Therefore, Digital Certificates protect not only your documentation, but your identity as well.
The Digital Certificate once added to a document, registers any change made to it, regardless of how small of a change was made, and immediately invalidates it.
Only through DTE, LLC high standard identity controls can the Digital Certificate be considered as identity protected.
A Digital Certificate Request Process is the a mandatory process through which a Digital Certificate is officially applied for by individuals.
Not everyone who purchases a Digital Certificate needs to make the Digital Certificate Request Process. Those who purchase a CRT (or Computer Bound Digital Certificate) need to perform the Digital Certificate Request Process. For more information, contact us.