SSL Certificate is a code snippet stored in the web server and provides security for online communications. SSL Certificates assure, protect confidentiality of online interactions and assist customers to feel confident in making transactions on a website. Especially, in systems where membership is required transfer of user accounts from browser to server and user as encrypted is a situation needs to be taken seriously and this is provided by SSL certificates. Also it has been used for transfer of e-mails from requester to server and recipient as encrypted. It enables to encrypt data flow between server and user. When you enter a web site if it types https in the address bar, these processes take place from the moment you tried to enter to the site; first, server notifies the browser that this is a SSL session and notify the required certificate informations. In the light of such information browser request verification from the certificate verifier, certificate verifier by verifying the address and date notifies the browser as process is secure and as according to the received certificate types in the address bar green padlock, company name, logo etc. appears. In short, SSL is a security protocol provides and aims to make transactions on website and informations of users to do it safely.
When SSL certificate is built into the website, 2048-bit encryption of private informations such as membership and credit card informations, hence aims to secure personal informations of the users.
SSL certificates may be used in following fields:
- Web and Mail services
- Blog platforms
- Wikipedias and VPNs
- Business Intranets and Extranets
- All kinds of Control Panels