In the context of BKB E-Banking, certificates
are used to guarantee the authenticity of the web server being addressed and to encrypt the communication link with the server.
All browsers can verify the certificate for authenticity and validity. Furthermore, certificate verification can be carried out manually through a comparison of the fingerprint.
Basler Kantonalbank is engaged together with Lucerne University for “E-Banking, but secure!
“ and makes available easily understandable background information on the subject of BKB E-Banking.
In addition to the glossary and the FAQs, we recommend the section “Checking certificates“.