Secure Socket Layer Certificate
- SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer.
- It is a standard secure technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and client.
- It is used for sending confidential data over the Internet.
- SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and login details such as username & password.
- It secures millions of peoples data on the Internet every day during online transaction or transmitting confidential information.
- When a user sends confidential information to web server, the browser accesses the server's digital certificate and creates a secure connection.
SSL Certificate contains the following information
- Certificate holder's name.
- Certificate's serial number and expiry date.
- Copy of the certificate holder's public key.
- Digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority.
Advantages of SSL Certificate
- Encrypts information.
- Authentication improves customer's trust.
- While selling a SSL Certificate, the provider performs multiple checks for your identity.
- Guards against phishing attacks.
- Better search engine rankings.
Disadvantages of SSL Certificate
- Expired certificate.
- Good Hosting.