SSL Certificate

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites

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An organization needs to install the SSL Certificate onto its web server to initiate secure sessions with browsers. Depending on the type of SSL Certificate applied for, the organization will need to go through differing levels of vetting. Once installed, it is possible to connect to the website over, as this tells the server to establish a secure connection with the browser. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the protocol that creates a secure, encrypted connection between a browser and a server. To use it, you must first obtain a certificate and install it on your web server. Certificates are typically installed on pages that require end-users to submit sensitive information over the internet.

Trusted SSL Certificates are issued by Certificate Authorities (CAs) and are available in three basic types - Domain Validated, Organization Validated and Extended Validation. Domain validated certificates are generally the least expensive and are issued after the CA has verified that the applicant has control of the domain named in the certificate.

SSL Certificate Feature