Site Security


Natural Resources Wales’ eSales system uses digital certificates to encrypt all sensitive or personal information. This means that you as a viewer or bidder can be sure, and have the assurance, that you are doing business with the¬†NRW (not an impostor) and the information that you are sending cannot be intercepted or decrypted by anyone else.

Technically, digital certificates, bind the identity of an organisation to a pair of electronic keys that can be used to encrypt and sign digital information. A digital ID makes it possible to verify someone else’s claim that they have the right to use a given key, helping to prevent people from using phony keys to impersonate other users. Used in conjunction with encryption, digital IDs provide a complete security solution assuring the identity of one or all parties involved in a transaction.

Digital certificates are issued by a trusted third party called a Certification Authority (CA) in this case VeriSign.


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