What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authentics a website’s identity and enables an encrypted connection.

SSL certificates are what enable websites to move from HTTP to HTTPS, which is more secure..

SSL is a protocol for encrypting internet traffic and verifying server identity

The information an SSL certificates contain is:

– The domain name that the certificate was issued for. – Which person, organization or device it was issued to

– Which certificate authority issues it – The certificate authority’s digital signature

– Associated subdomains – Issue date of the certificate

– Expiration date of the certificate – The public key (the private key is kept secret

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