SSL (the abbreviation of Secure Sockets Layer/ Solid Secure Layer) refers to the computer web protocol which protects or secures connections between the server and the browser over an unsecured online environment, for example, the internet. SSL technology assures encrypted data transmission between the server and the browser.
An SSL certificate is required to initiate SSL connection. We will provide it for free with every hosting service. Whenever you decide to start SSL on your server, we are just a phone call away. We will take all detail information about your company and website. Then we will create a public key and a private key. A public key is a long numerical value which is accessible to the public. The private key is another long numerical value, mathematically connected to the public key and accessible only to the owner.
A data file called CSR (Certificate Signing Request) containing your company details and the public key then will be submitted to a trusted CA or Certification Authority, and after successful authentication of the provided details by the CA, you will be entitled to an SSL certificate. This SSL will be matched to the private key, and an encrypted network will be created between your website and the client’s web browser. SSL will turn your website address from HTTP or Hypertext Transfer Protocol to HTTPS and this “S” indicates “secure”. You will see a lock icon in the address bar which indicates an SSL protocol and an encrypted session.
The SSL certificate will contain the name of your domain, your company name, company address, city, state, country, the SSL’s expiration date, and the issuing CA’s detail information.
The Necessity of SSL Security:
SSL security is really so much necessary because nowadays many kinds of online transaction and communication are occurring with the advancement of information technology. SSL follows the principles of information protection mentioned below:
- Data Integrity: It assures actual delivery of data whether asked for or submitted to.
- Data Encryption: It assures protection of transmitted data (for example, application to server, browser to server, server to server, etc.)
- Authentication: It assures the correctness/ authenticity of the server to which you are connected.