What Details Must be Included on a Digital Certificate?

Details included in digital certificates

Wondering what is a digital certificate? Blockchain digital certificates are the online versions of paper-based certificates, but better in terms of storage, security, sharing, and customization. That’s not all; there are more benefits of digital certificates. To elaborate, they require less time and effort to generate, and often lead to cost savings for the organization. However, it’s important to include all the pertinent information in the certificate, or it’ll be rendered useless.

But what are the details that should be included on a digital certificate? Let’s find out.

Details a Digital Certificate Must Contain

As mentioned, digital certificate blockchain are the superior version of paper-based certificates. Consequently, they contain details similar to a paper certificate.

For instance, if an educational institution wants to issue verifiable certificates for its graduating class, then a few basic details a certificate must contain include the purpose of the certificate, aka the degree, the name of the graduating student, their major, the name of the issuing authority (the institution), the date of certification, and the issuing authority’s signature.

When a digital certificate contains these details, it helps the verifier understand who the certificate was issued to, the date it was issued, why it was issued, what the recipient’s major was, and who issued it.

Although the details would change depending on the nature of the digital certificate and the issuing body, like a government agency issuing a digital certificate instead of a physical driving license, information like name, purpose of the certificate, date of issuance (and date of expiration, if applicable), and the initials of the issuing authority are a few basic details must be present.

While these details are vital to a verifiable certificate, they must not be mistaken for the components of a digital certificate. That being said, if you use blockchain-powered solutions like ProofEasy to issue verifiable credentials, you can further customize your digital certificate.

To illustrate, you’ll be able to use your organization’s branding and style with ease to ensure each of your certificates look the same. This means your brand’s logo, approved colors, font, font size, and issuing authority’s signature can all be personalized per your desires.

Plus, each of the issued certificates will have a unique QR code embedded on each certificate (you can define the code’s size and position). This means ProofEasy’s patented QR code technology will make your digital certificates instantly verifiable. The solution is competitively priced and will help you save costs in the long run.

You’ll also be able to share the issued certificates directly through the platform or copy the secure link and share it through your preferred means. Storage and maintenance woes will be a thing of the past.

The best part, though? You can integrate ProofEasy’s 100% customizable, enterprise-level API layer with your current IT infrastructure. Simply put, you won’t have to spend resources overhauling your existing IT infrastructure. Oh, and did we mention that the entire certificate generation process can be automated once you feed the platform pertinent information? So, don’t wait any longer. Sign up on ProofEasy today!