How does SSL certificate work?

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I want to know on how SSL certificate works and why do I need to have certificate keys and add it in my hosting panel for https is enabled?
 

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You need to find this query on Google. Yes no doubt this question is essential to know but answer is not short. You have to read many guides to learn it.
 

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SSL Certificates ensure secure communication and provides identification information about the web server thereby establishing the encrypted connection that happens in a fraction of second. Want to understand how you know if a website is using SSL/TLS or not? As most browsers mark secure connection with a green padlock or the secure message(usually in Chrome).

Want to know what actually happens between the Web browser and the server, keep continuing reading....
  1. Firstly, your browser attempts to connect to the website secured with an SSL Certificate. The browser then requests and the web server identifies itself.
  2. The web server sends the browser a copy of its SSL Certificate.
  3. The browser then inspects whether it trusts the SSL or not. If yes, then it sends a message to the web server.
  4. The server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.
  5. Finally, the encrypted data is shared between the browser and the server.
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Here is what an SSL certificate does?
  • SSL protocol is the basic element to protect customers for any online business.
  • When customers share any of their sensitive data, such as credit card details, etc., between website and any external parties the data will remain confidential.
  • This certificate on the website is an indicator that it is protected and thus it increases the credibility of the business with customers.

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I want to know on how SSL certificate works and why do I need to have certificate keys and add it in my hosting panel for https is enabled?
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that establishes a secure and encrypted connection between a website and its visitors' web browsers. The SSL certificate is used to encrypt the data transmitted between the website and the visitors, preventing anyone from intercepting the data in transit and stealing sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers, and personal information.

The SSL certificate contains two important elements: the public key and the private key. The public key is used to encrypt the data transmitted between the website and its visitors, while the private key is used to decrypt the encrypted data.

When you install an SSL certificate on your website, you need to provide the certificate and the private key to your hosting panel. The certificate and the private key are used to establish the secure connection between your website and its visitors. Once the SSL certificate is installed and the https protocol is enabled, the website's URL will start with "https" instead of "http" and the padlock icon will appear in the browser's address bar, indicating that the connection is secure.

By installing an SSL certificate and enabling https on your website, you are not only making your website more secure and trustworthy, but you are also helping to protect your visitors' information and complying with security and privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
 

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An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate is a type of digital certificate that is used to secure web communication. When a website is secured with SSL, the data transmitted between the website and its users is encrypted, making it difficult for anyone to intercept or steal that information.

Here's how it works:

  1. A website owner requests an SSL certificate from a certificate authority (CA).
  2. The certificate authority verifies the identity of the website owner and issues an SSL certificate.
  3. The website owner installs the SSL certificate on the web server.
  4. When a user accesses the website, their browser establishes an encrypted connection with the web server using SSL.
  5. The browser verifies the SSL certificate to make sure it is issued by a trusted certificate authority and that it belongs to the website the user is accessing.
  6. If the SSL certificate is valid, the browser and web server can communicate securely, and the user can exchange sensitive information (such as login credentials or payment information) with the website with confidence that it is protected by encryption.
  7. The SSL certificate also displays a padlock icon in the browser's address bar, indicating that the connection is secure and that any data transmitted is encrypted.
Hope it helped.
 
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