Paid Guest Posting: An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that establishes a secure connection between a web server and a client’s web browser. It enables data to be transmitted securely over the internet by encrypting the data that is sent between the web server and the client’s browser.
SSL certificates are typically used on websites that handle sensitive information, such as online banking, online shopping, and other e-commerce websites. They are also used on websites that require users to log in, as well as on websites that handle sensitive personal information, such as healthcare or financial services.
SSL certificates are issued by a certificate authority (CA), which verifies the identity of the website and the organization that owns it. When a user visits a website that has an SSL certificate, their web browser establishes a secure connection with the web server using the SSL certificate. This ensures that any data transmitted between the web server and the client’s browser is encrypted and secure.
To ensure the authenticity of an SSL certificate, web browsers check that the certificate has been issued by a trusted CA and that it has not expired or been revoked. If the certificate is not valid, the web browser will display a warning to the user, indicating that the connection is not secure.