Why would someone want a SSL Certificate?

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  1. flashmakeit profile image63
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    Why would someone want a SSL Certificate?

  2. hotwebideas profile image74
    hotwebideasposted 6 years ago

    Hey good question. SSL certificates serve many purposes and all for the sake of security on a website. Websites are very vulnerable to hacking and SSL certificates make sure that the URL of the web page you have is totally secure. All data gets encrypted and makes sure that information like credit card numbers and login credentials are protected from prying eyes all over the internet.

    Although SSL's biggest claim to fame is its role in protecting credit cards on ecommerce shopping carts, it also protects the data in general.


    1. forlanda profile image83
      forlandaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Note that you are referring to the SSL protocol here.  But the question refers to an SSL certificate, which any one can pretty much create.  But when purchased from a CA (certificate of authority), provides better degree of trust for the site.

  3. wecode profile image65
    wecodeposted 6 years ago

    It is mandatory precaution action to avoid unwanted access from intruders. if you are dealing with payment gateways or very confidential data. SSL will allow you to secure your details/Data on the web pages, webservices or any web related items form intruders.

  4. forlanda profile image83
    forlandaposted 6 years ago

    If you are referring to a digital certificate for use on your website, then you would want one especially if you are doing e-commerce with your customers.

    Since a SSL certificate is generally signed by an established certificate of authority, then people who do business through your website can have some degree of trust that the site they are visiting isn't some other site posing as your site.

    Basically, SSL certificates are generally used to prove that your web site is who it claims to be.

  5. softhard profile image60
    softhardposted 6 years ago

    SSL means Secure socket layers. In simple words, if you are a website owner and want to make sure that the data transfer between  your website and the visitor is not visible or tampered by third person, here the SSL makes sure your website is secured for external intruders.

  6. serif profile image60
    serifposted 6 years ago

    SSL certificates used for many reasons,the main reason for trust with  the customers or visitors.Visitors get a positive opinion about sites when they saw ssl certificate.Another main thing was security from virus and hackers..I got SSl certificates for my websites at http://www.thewebpole.com ...


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