Certificates for website authentication

A certificate for website authentication means an attestation that makes it possible to authenticate a website and links the website to the natural or legal person to whom the certificate is issued.

Website authentication services provide a means by which a visitor to a website can be assured that there is a genuine and legitimate entity standing behind the website. Those services contribute to the building of trust and confidence in conducting business online, as users will have confidence in a website that has been authenticated.

Qualified certificates for website authentication can only be created by authorised qualified trust service providers the list whereof is available at, however, the service providers not having the “qualified” status that issue SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates to establish the website authenticity have been popular so far.

Updated on 2019-10-17