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What is an SSL Certificate?

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Written by Paul Steinbrueck

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Cecil in Spartanburg, SC would like to know, “What is an SSL Certificate?”

SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer.”

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that establishes a secure encrypted connection between a web server and a browser. It ensures that sensitive information, such as personal data and financial details, transmitted between the server and the user’s browser remains private and protected from unauthorized access.

When a website has an SSL certificate installed, it enables the use of HTTPS instead of HTTP, indicating a secure connection. The certificate verifies the authenticity of the website and encrypts data during transmission, preventing it from being intercepted or tampered with by someone with malicious intentions.

An SSL certificate plays a crucial role in establishing trust, confidentiality, and data integrity for secure online communication.

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    Paul Steinbrueck

    Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck.