Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates play an important role in secure and encrypted communications across a client and a server. The cryptographic key architecture may hold operational security between devices but its usage and presence in business represents both the comprehension and level of awareness in a secure organisation.
While the SSL protocol is the engine of the security encryption and decryption, the certificate ensures the authentication of the website’s owner and gives them certain authority or consent.
The server’s certificate, holding its public key, is utilised by the client to determine whether the client should acknowledge a trust relationship with the server. If the client validates or accepts the authenticity of the server, then the server certificate is used to establish a secure, encrypted channel for the ensuing session.
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