In Cryptography and computer security, a Root Certificate is either an unsigned public key certificate or a self-signed certificate that identifies the Root Certificate Authority (CA).

A Root Certificate is a Trust Anchor.

A root certificate is part of a Public Key Infrastructure scheme.

The most common commercial variety is based on the ITU-T X.509 standard, which normally includes a digital signature from a Certificate Authority (CA).

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