The SSL Certificate, technically called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a global standard in security technology, it is able to create an encrypted channel between a web server and a browser (browser) in order to ensure that all data transmitted is protected and safe.

SSL technology has been incorporated into all popular browsers and works automatically when a user connects to a protocol-enabled server.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) has an encryption system that uses two keys to encrypt data: A public key known to everyone and a private key that only the recipient has.

What is the private key?

The private key is generated simultaneously with the public key and are related to each other in an asymmetric encryption system. The private key must be kept confidential and in the possession of its holder only. It is possible to digitally sign documents and files unequivocally by their owner.

What is the public key?

The public key is generated simultaneously with the private key and are related to each other using an asymmetric encryption system. The public key is associated with the data of its owner and is used to verify the digital signature that was created with the corresponding private key. It is also used to encrypt messages or files that can be decrypted with the corresponding private key.

For more information on how the SSL certificate works, check this page.

To access this screen, just select the option “Certificates”.

Settings - Certificates

The screen below will appear:

Settings - Certificates - Authorities

The Authorities screen has the following tabs:

Next we will analyze the components of this screen.

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