A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a text file generated by a server that contains information about your organization (name, address etc) as well as your server’s public key.
FAQ: There are many SSL brands available today. What do I look for when purchasing SSL certificates?
An increasing number of SSL branded certificates are appearing in the market place today. However, not all SSL certificates (or Certificate Authorities) are created equal.
With so many security issues facing Internet users today, no online business can realistically build confidence and conduct ecommerce without implementing SSL.
FAQ: if a login page is non ssl but submit points to a ssl page, is the data entered in the login page and submitted encrypted while sending to the server?
Yes, the data is sent using HTTPS.
FAQ: Suppose I want to link from one secure page to another. Must I specify the absolute URL (https://www.page.com), or is a relative link enough?
It depends on where the pages reside. If the destination page is on the same site as the originating page, then a relative page will suffice. For instance, if the originating page is ‘https://www.page.com/orig.htm’, and the destination page is ‘https://www.page.com/dest.htm’, then the link used to go from the originating page to the destination page […]
FAQ: What is the highest level of SSL encryption currently available? Is it 3.0 or is there something higher now?
Officially, SSL (Secure Socket Layer) 2.0 is the last version of SSL. It is now called TLS (Transport Layer Security), but the general public still refers to it as as SSL. TLS 1.0 can, in essence, be considered SSL 3.0. TLS has had two minor point revisions since TLS 1.0 was released in 1999.
With a secure web server, clients can connect to your server secure in the knowledge both that it is who it claims to be and that the transaction is well-encrypted so their data is safe. The best way of doing this is with Apache 2, the leading Linux web server software, and Secure Sockets […]
FAQ: My certificate on our server has expired and now I cannot access it via https. How do I update it?
If you purchased an SSL certificate through you system administrator or ISP, then they should take care of the renewal procedures since they are trained for these tasks. Otherwise, if you have an account with SSL.com, you should log into your account that you created when you originally applied for your certificate.
FAQ: In what situations would I receive the following error message: “You are about to be redirected to a connection that is not secure. The information you are sending to the current site might be retransmitted to a nonsecure site. Do you wish to continue?”
This message indicates that you are leaving an encrypted session. From that point on, all data transmitted between the visitor and the website will be unencrypted.
At one time it was a mandatory requirement to have a dedicated IP for each SSL certificate on a webserver. This is no longer the case due to a technology called Server Name Indication (SNI).