SSL certificate is a digital certificate and also known as an electronic “credit card” which establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions on the Web. The SSL protocol is the web standard for encrypting communication between users and websites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a website, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates are required to initialize an SSL session.
Updated on March 7, 2018