Asymmetric encryption (key pair) definition

What does Asymmetric encryption (key pair) mean?

Asymmetric encryption utilising key pairs is the most common type of encryption used for digital signature creation and verification. Software is used to generate a private key and a mathematically related public key. The private key is used by the signatory to encrypt the signature data. The public key, which is provided to the recipient of the electronic document, is then used to decrypt the data and verify the integrity of the document.

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