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Creating a reliable marketplace where customers can shop with confidence is crucial to the success of any online business. SSL certificates provide a secure connection, which inspires confidence in the user. To reassure users that they have reached a secure page, browsers display what we call “EV indicators,” which can range from a green padlock to a redesigned URL bar.
To obtain a certificate, you must first generate a CSR on your computer. A private key and a public key will be generated for your server throughout this procedure. The SSL Certificate contains the public key, in order to issue the certificate. The CA will use the information in the CSR file to generate an encrypted representation of your private key. The CA never sees the private key.
The SSL certificate must be installed on your machine immediately upon receipt. To connect your SSL certificate to the root certificate issued by your CA, you will also need to install an intermediate certificate. The procedures for installing and testing your certificate will vary depending on your website. An intermediate certificate is used to establish trust between your server’s certificate.
SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a widely used security protocol for founding an assemblage encrypted amongst two communicating devices, such as a web server and a web browser, or an email server and an email client (such as Outlook). Compared to its successor, TLS, it has more name recognition. Transport Layer Security is an abbreviation for this.
With SSL, sensitive data such as passwords, credit card details, and social security numbers can be transmitted securely over the internet. Web browsers and servers typically exchange data in plain text, which can be easily intercepted. An attack is successful if the hacker can read and use every bit of data transmitted between the victim’s machine and the web server.
An SSL connection is established through what is known as a “SSL Handshake” between a client browser and a server.
Three keys are used to establish the SSL connection. If something is encrypted with a public key, only the corresponding private key may decrypt it.
It is only during the SSL Handshake that a private key and a public key are combined to generate a symmetric session key, as doing so would require a significant amount of computational resources. After a secure connection has been established, all data being transmitted is encrypted using the session key.