How SSL Certificates Work
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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are protocols that provide secure communications over a computer network or link.

They are commonly used in web browsing and email.

In this tutorial we will look at:

  • TLS and SSL
  • Public and Private keys
  • Why we need certificates and what they do
  • How to get a digital certificate and understand the different common certificate types.
  • What is TLS

TLS is based on SSL and was developed as a replacement in response to known vulnerabilities in SSLv3. SSL is the term commonly used, and today usually refers to TLS….

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SSL and TLS Certificates Explained For Beginners
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