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Founded atNew York City
TypeCertificate authority
HeadquartersSalt Lake City, Utah
ServicesInternet security, Public key infrastructure, IoT security
Parent organization
HID Global
An example of IdenTrust certificate

IdenTrust, part of HID Global, is a public key certificate authority that provides digital certificates to financial institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies and enterprises.[1] As a certificate authority (CA), IdenTrust provides public key infrastructure (PKI) and validation for digital certificates, including TLS/SSL certificates, email security via S/MIME certificates, digital signature certificates, code signing certificates and x.509 certificates for protecting network and IoT devices.

Announced in 1999, its founding members included ABN AMRO, Barclays, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Bank of America, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, and HypoVereinsbank.[2] Early on it opted for a technology-neutral policy, developing standards that multiple technology vendors could follow in implementing products and services for its members and customers.

Initially located in New York, NY, it is presently headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.[3] In 2002 it acquired Digital Signature Trust (DST),[4] which had previously acquired the American Bankers Association's ABAEcom project.[citation needed]

IdenTrust was acquired by HID Global in 2014.[5] They cross-signed the intermediate certificates of Let's Encrypt in 2015, so that Let's Encrypt CA could begin operations and be trusted in all major browsers as well.[6]


  1. ^ "About IdenTrust | IdenTrust". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  2. ^ Buliard, Fabien (2004-04-30). "Banking Technology". IdenTrust. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  3. ^ "About IdenTrust | IdenTrust". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  4. ^ "Company Profile". IdenTrust. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  5. ^ "HID Global Acquires IdenTrust to expand its Leadership Position in Secure Identity Solutions | IdenTrust". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  6. ^ "Chain of Trust - Let's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS Certificates". Retrieved 2018-10-07.

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