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What is an SSL Certificate?

2018-05-30 14:22

SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a cyber-security protocol that digitally encrypts information sent from a browser to a server. SSL certificates are used to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, email addresses, and more.

A website with an SSL certificate is identified using a number of trust indicators, like "https" and the padlock icon in the browser bar, a site seal from a reputable Certificate Authority (CA), and a green bar that wraps around the URL on more premium certificates.

You can view a website's SSL Certificate by clicking on the lock icon in the address bar of a browser.

Types of SSL Certificates. offers the following types of certificates:

  • Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate
  • Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificate
  • Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate
Tags: https, Secure Sockets Layer, ssl, SSL certificates
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