Use a SSL Certificate to Safely Transmit Data with an E Signature

Organizations may decide to use an e signature with a SSL certificate in order to create a secure connection. This option is ideal for data types that do not require the encryption necessary with sensitive information using digital signatures. For example, you can securely send and receive email messages with electronic signatures using your SSL certificate.

Using a Digital Signature Is Different from Using an E Signature with a SSL Certificate

Using an e signature with a SSL certificate is not the same thing as using a digital signature. A digital signature is a specific kind of digital certificate which embeds the electronic signature within the certificate. Because the signature is self-contained within the certificate it is able to be encrypted and protected against unauthorized usage. Further, anyone desiring to access or open data sent by the user, who digitally signed their data using their digital signature, must have the matching decryption certificate.