A 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 whom
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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, this encoded text file has … Read More
Difference Explained Between an SSL Certificate and a Code Signing Certificate
When you decided to protect your data, you must have come across many different products and certificates. We can safely assume that two of them are SSL certificates and Code Signing Certificates which made you land on this article! … Read More
A pocket guide to help you dodge the expiry bullet
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 the consequences that would take place … 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
Because they’re the world’s most trusted CA
DigiCert Certificate Authority, based in Utah, is considered to be one the most popular SSL certificate authority on the market. They sell a number of SSL certificates such as Wildcard, Multi-Domain, Extended Validation, and other certificates. And following its acquisition of Symantec, it … Read More
Thawte CA is International support, around the global business day.
Established in 1995 by Mark Shuttleworth, Thawte is currently the world’s fifth largest certificate authority, headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. They are a subsidiary of Symantec (now owned by DigiCert) and one of the most reputable names in the … Read More
Need quick, affordable SSL? RapidSSL has your back.
Founded in 2003 by Paul Tourret and Steve Waite, RapidSSL is currently one of the most affordable and low-cost certificate authorities on the market. They are owned and operated by GeoTrust (owned in turn by Symantec, and now DigiCert) the world leader … 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 whey 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