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. It allows encryption of data-in-motion including session encryption on the internal networks. In short, it encrypts the sensitive data in transit.

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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