What is an SSL Security Certificate?

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Technically put, an SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) is a small data file (stored on the server where the website resides) that digitally binds a cryptographic key to a domain name or organizations details. Depending on the various types of SSL Certificates, determines what happens when accessing a website.

Simply put, an SSL Security Certificate is a means to encrypt and secure private data transmission between a website and its database and or a 3rd party website - credit card processor were information is transferred from one website to another over the internet.

What is an SSL Certificate?

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