What is SSL/Secured Sockets Layer?

Secure Sockets Layer is shortly written as SSL. From us who are web developers or owner of website/s are very much familiar to this term. If you don not know what actually Secure Sockets Layer means, you will get puzzled while buying a domain. As your domain provider will recommenced you to include SSL to your domain. So, let’s know something about this common web term.

Secure Sockets Layer is shortly written as SSL. From us who are web developers or owner of website/s are very much familiar to this term. If you don not know what actually Secure Sockets Layer means, you will get puzzled while buying a domain. As your domain provider will recommenced you to include SSL to your domain. So, let’s know something about this common web term.

SSL is protocol which was introduced by Netscape to transfer private and very confidential documents using internet. It’s just like a digital cryptographic system, which uses two keys to encrypt data. In case of public key everyone knows it, but, none other than the recipient of the message knows about the public key. In today’s cyber world this is the mostly used security protocol.

More specifically, SSL, It’s a standard security technology that provides a channel of secure between two machines in the area of internet. It works both for internal and public networks. SSL is needed when a internet browser needs a ‘Secured Connection’ to web server. The SSL security system ensures the very confidential information (Such as : Credit Card Numbers, Socail Security No ctc,) to transmitted securely over the internet.

We know, browsers plays the key role in case of SSL security.All the commonly used internet browsers, say for example- Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox ctc, support SSL. Traditionally, all the URLs that deman SSL connection begains not with “http:” but with “https:”.

The more we are getting adroit in the area of internet, the more the word “Security” comes to us closer.And hence the importance of SSL is getting more crucial to the internet users.


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