Encryption is the process of converting data into an unreadable format that can only be read again by entering the correct decryption key.

A secure certificates analogous to a digital “passport” in that it substantiates the credibility of an online enterprise. The browser verifies the Web server’s digital certificate and establishes an encrypted connection when the user enters sensitive information.

A secure server certificate will have the following details:

The name of the certificate holder, the certificate’s serial number, the expiration date, a copy of the certificate holder’s public key, and the digital signature of the certificate’s issuer.

Do various SSL certificates exist?

There are a wide variety of SSL certificates available, each one catering to a particular number of domains or sub domains.

Single – Allotted a single top-level domain or sub domain

One domain name and an unlimited number of its sub domains can be used with the wildcard feature.

Provides security for a large number of domains and extensive validation, including:

Domain Validation is the cheapest available certification. There is some basic encryption and authentication to make sure the appropriate person is listed as the domain name registrant. The time required to obtain such a certificate often ranges from a few minutes to a few hours.

Organization Validation:

Along with simple encryption and checking who owns the domain name registration, the owner’s name and address are checked to make sure they are correct. Most of the time, it takes anywhere from a few hours to a few days to get this kind of certificate.

Extended Validation (EV):

This type of certificate offers the best level of security because it is thoroughly checked before it is given out (as required by the SSL certification industry’s governing consortium). Along with registering who owns the domain name and authenticating the entity, the legal, physical, and operational presence of the entity is also checked. Most of the time, it takes a few days to a few weeks to get this kind of certificate.

Put your SSL certificate in place.

Ask for the SSL

Tell us your site’s domain name and what kind of web server is storing it.

Verify your SSL

Then, make sure you own the name. How you do this depends on the type of certificate and the web server.

Save your SSL

The SSL dashboard is where you can get your main and intermediate certificates.

Change the URL

Once it is set up, your site should send users to the HTTPS version. Answer the ones that apply to you.

Check the install

Use a browser to type in your URL. If you see a padlock icon before your URL, you have finished installing SSL, and your site is safe.

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