What exactly is an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates are short data files that digitally connect a cryptographic key to the information of an organisation. It enables the padlock and the https protocol when installed on a web server, allowing secure communications from a web server to a browser. SSL is typically used to protect credit card transactions, data transmission, and logins, and is increasingly being used to secure social networking site viewing.

How Does an SSL Certificate Function?

SSL certificates employ a technique known as public key cryptography.

This type of cryptography makes use of two keys, which are lengthy strings of randomly generated integers. One is known as a private key, while the other is known as a public key. A public key is known to your server and is freely accessible to the public. It is capable of encrypting any message. If Alice sends a message to Bob, she will encrypt it with Bob’s public key, but it can only be decoded with Bob’s private key. Because Bob is the only one who possesses his private key, he is the only one who can use it to decrypt Alice’s message. If a hacker intercepts the message before Bob unlocks it, all they’ll get is a cryptographic code that even a machine can’t crack.

In the case of a website, communication takes place between the website and the server. Alice and Bob are the names of your website and server.

What Is the Purpose of an SSL Certificate?

SSL certificates safeguard sensitive information such as credit card numbers, usernames, and passwords. They also include:


What is the definition of a Wildcard SSL/TLS certificate?

Wildcard SSL/TLS permits the SSL/TLS certificate to contain an infinite number of subdomains. A wildcard SSL digital certificate will be used to protect any entire domain that matches *.yourdomain.com (where * can be any word and yourdomain.com is your domain). For example, ssl.com, www.ssl.com, mail.ssl.com, and any other ssl.com combination would be protected by a wildcard certificate issued to *.ssl.com.

How does the warranty function?

If an SSL.com Certificate is mis-issued, the warranty covers the end user (i.e. issued to a third party that was not entitled to the SSL Certificate).

How does the free SSL certificate function?

The trial certificate enables customers to test the SSL installation and functionality of an SSL.com certificate. The free SSL certificate instals and operates just like a conventional SSL.com certificate, however it does not come with a guarantee and does not include the website owner’s organisation name. As a result, the trial SSL certificate is only intended to be used as a test solution and does not create client confidence in the same way as a normal SSL.com certificate would.

How long will it take for me to receive my SSL certificate?

Depending on the certificate type, typical SSL issuance might take few minutes or many hours.

What exactly is a Multi-Domain UC / SAN certificate?

Subject Alternative Name certificates (SAN SSL/TLS, Exchange Server Certificates, Unified Communications Certificates, or UCC SSL) are SSL/TLS certificates that may secure numerous domains (including wildcard domains) in a single SSL certificate with a shared expiration date. They are appropriate for cloud services in which the number of assigned IP addresses is restricted yet must be shared by several virtual hosts. They are also suitable for usage as Exchange SSL certificates in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and Microsoft Live Communications Server.

Why should you pick SSL.com over the competition?

SSL.com believes that electronic security should be simple to install and available to anyone, without compromising product integrity. Because of our underlying convictions, SSL.com is working with the community to give unparalleled levels of support and an improved customer experience.

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