- SSL certificate is a data that binds a Cryptographic Key to Website's owners typically an individual or an organization.
- Once SSL certificate is installed on deployment environment or server, it activates the HTTPS protocol and more importantly a Pedlock.
- This further allows a secured connection between your website and the Browser.
- Once enabled your website address should start with HTTPS instead HTTP.
Types of SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL (Wildcard Plus):
- Secure all servers and sub-domains on a given domain name with a single certificate.
Single Certificate (SSL Plus):
- It can be used to secure a single server with a single domain name.
Multi-Domain Certificate (MD SAN):
- It can be used to secure up to 25 server names with a single certificate.
Extended Validation Certificate (EV Plus):
- It can be used to activate the green bar in newer browsers. Name of organisation can be displayed in this green bar.
DigiCert Extended Validation Multi-Domain Certificate (EV MD):
- It can be used to secure up to 25 domain names with EV security – with a single certificate.