SHA2 is now officially available, but it’s also official – SHA-1 Certificates are no longer issued.
So, if you purchase any certificate from Comodo, DigiCert, Thawte, or any other Certificate Authority, expect it to come with SHA-2, and not SHA-1.
Tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla are all aboard … Read More
Why You Need An SSL Signed By A Trusted Root Certificate
When you visit an HTTPS website, your web browser will check the website’s SSL certificate to see if it’s trusted. This is a critically important step, as this confirms that you’re connected to the correct website (not, for example, … Read More
An SSL Certificate Authority (CA) is an entity that is trusted to sign, issue, distribute and revoke digital certificates.
The majority of digital certificates serve two main functions:
- 1. It verifies the identity of the applicant. With digital certificates, you can be ensured the entities (websites, companies, individuals, etc.) with
What is a CSR – An understanding into the basics of CSRs
The following case is a classic example of how little things matter.
Generating a CSR or a Certificate Signing Request is a mandatory aspect in the process of obtaining an SSL Certificate. Even though it might be little, … Read More
A pocket guide to help you dodge the expiry bullet – How to Renew SSL Certificate
Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you have either previously purchased an SSL Certificate before and are wondering why you need to renew it, or maybe you are just plain interested in understanding … Read More
There are a number of different types of SSL certificates on the market. If you go out looking for certificates, you might come across terms like Wildcard SSL, SAN SSL, Organization Validation, etc.
If you’re not very aware of SSL certificates, the terms might confuse you. Some of these terms … Read More
Private Key and Public Key – Two different encryption styles combine during SSL/TLS.
Private Key and Public Key form the encryption that’s used to encode information in an SSL certificate. As such, they help encrypt and protect users’ data and information.
These keys are created using RSA, DSA, ECC (Elliptic … Read More
Here’s why SSL/TLS is no longer optional
In recent months, you might have noticed that a lot of websites have been branded with the words “Not Secure”. This has occurred as a result of Google’s latest drive to ensure implementation of SSL certificate for websites.
In consideration of that, are … Read More
If you’re a WordPress website owner, you might have recently heard a lot about the need to migrate your WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS. While most people know that they’re supposed to do this, few people actually understand what HTTPS really is or why it’s important. And even … Read More