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Group Document Signing Certificate versus Personal Document Signing Certificate: What's the Difference?

When it comes to signing electronic documents, digital certificates play a crucial role in ensuring the authenticity and integrity of the document. Two types of digital certificates that are commonly used are group document signing certificates and personal document signing certificates. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between these two types of certificates, and how they are used at Entrust.
 

Group Document Signing Certificates

Group document signing certificates are digital certificates that are issued to organizations or groups of individuals within an organization. These certificates are designed for organizations that need to sign documents on behalf of the organization, rather than in the name of an individual. Entrust's group document signing certificates are issued to the organization and can be managed by the organization's IT department. This type of certificate provides a high level of trust, as they are issued to trusted organizations.
 

Personal Document Signing Certificates

Personal document signing certificates are digital certificates that are issued to an individual. These certificates are designed for individuals who need to sign documents in their name. Entrust's personal document signing certificates are issued to the individual and can only be used by that person. The trust level of personal document signing certificates depends on the reputation of the individual.
 

Differences between Group and Personal Document Signing Certificates

The main differences between group and personal document signing certificates are the issuance, usage, trust level, and management. Group document signing certificates are issued to organizations, used for signing documents on behalf of the organization, and managed by the organization's IT department. Personal document signing certificates are issued to individuals, used for signing documents in the name of the individual, and managed by the individual.
 

Entrust and Document Signing Certificates

As a leading provider of digital security solutions, Entrust offers both group and personal document signing certificates. Entrust's group document signing certificates provide a high level of trust and are designed for organizations. Entrust's personal document signing certificates are designed for individuals and depend on the reputation of the individual.
 

Conclusion

Group document signing certificates and personal document signing certificates are both important tools for signing electronic documents. The choice of which certificate to use depends on the needs of the organization or individual. Entrust offers both types of certificates to meet the needs of its customers.
 
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