SSL Certificate

SSL Certificate

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 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 and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.


Encryption – An SSL certificate helps to protect sensitive information such as logins, passwords, account details and cardholders information for e-commerce websites during Internet communication.
Authentication – It is important to know that a website you would like to visit and where you want to make a payment is authentic and trustworthy. To ease identification, the website server sends an SSL certificate to your web browser for verification. The web browser analyzes the information received from the SSL certificate and decides whether the certificate is trusted or not.

The verification depth and trust level mostly depend on the validation type of a particular SSL certificate.
– Domain validation.
– Organization validation.
– Extended validation.