If you are wondering what is TLS/SSL, TLS/SSL certificate, and what is the working process of encryption, we’ve got you covered.
A quick rundown:
In today’s digital world many of our activities rely on the internet. Lots and lots of data and confidential information is constantly being shared over the internet. Internet is private and safe, but many times it becomes an insecure channel for sharing. So, internet security is a very important aspect in day to day life.
What is it?
- SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) helps in encrypting data sent between a browser and a server.
- These protocols safeguard electronic auditors. It protects sensitive links.
- Both of these protocols start with a handshake in which your server and the user’s computer agree on certain conditions.
- This includes the use of a set of public and private keys. Both computers use these keys to encrypt and decrypt messages sent during communication.
What is a TLS/SSL Certificate?
TLS and SSL Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) are the most extensively used safety protocols today, and they are primarily used to perform two functions:
1. Authentication and verification: The TLS/SSL certificate covers data about the genuineness of specific details about an individual’s, production’s, or website’s individuality, which it will display to visitors on the website when they click on the browser’s padlock symbol or trust mark. All of that information was validated by the Certificate Authority (CA) that issued the SSL certificate. There are various levels of validation available, which will be discussed further below.
2. Data encryption: The TLS/SSL certificate permits for encryption, which safeguards that sensitive information exchanged via the website cannot be interrupted and read by anyone other than the intended recipient. A TLS/SSL certificate is most reliable when issued by a trusted Certificate Authority, just as an identity document or passport can only be issued by government officials in the country (CA). The CA must follow strict rules and policies regarding who can and cannot be granted a TLS/SSL certificate. Customers, clients, and partners will be more trusting of you if you have a valid TLS/SSL certificate from a reputable CA.
There are two keys in each TLS/SSL session:
1) Data is encrypted (scrambled) using the public key.
2) The private key is used to decrypt (unscramble) the data so that it can be read.
Hope, you all have understood what exactly TLS/SSL is, TLS/SSL certificate and the encryption process which takes place when data is sent.
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