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re: Asymmetric cryptography (also known as public key cryptography) has this very interesting property: You can create a pair of keys, and if you encry...
 

when you say "signed by" does that mean "encrypted with the private key corresponding to the known public key for that entity"?

 

Yes, I believe so. From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_key_c...

Signature: A signature of the certificate body by the issuer's private key.

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