Secure Socket Layer Certificate

SSL 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

  • Performance.
  • Cost.
  • Expired certificate.
  • Good Hosting.