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What are ssl certificates

what are ssl certificates


SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a method used to secure and encrypt sensitive information like credit cards, usernames, passwords, and other private data sent over the Internet. Website pages secured with SSL are those branded with the HTTPS in their URL address.

Who needs an SSL Certificate?

Anything (including people, software, computers, and devices) who exchange sensitive information on any network, including the Internet and Web, needs to use SSL. Sensitive information includes things like username and passwords, credit card numbers, or any other data that needs to be kept private.

What is a Wildcard SSL certificate?

Wildcard ssl allows the use of an unlimited number of subdomains in the ssl certificate. Any full domain that matches * (where * can be any word and is your domain) will be secured by a wildcard ssl digital certificate. For instance,,,, and any other combination of would be secured by a wildcard certificate issued to *

How does the warranty work?

The warranty protects the end user if an SSL .com Certificate is mis-issued (i.e. issued to a third party that was not entitled to the SSL Certificate).

What is the Green Bar EV SSL assurance?

The Green Bar EV SSL assurance increases customer trust and prevents cart/checkout abandonment by displaying the organization name of the ev ssl certificate through the address bar in the browser which turns green. The Green Bar is a feature of the EV SSL .com certificate and represents the highest level of trust offered by any ssl certificate authority including SSL .com.

How does the free

trial ssl certificate work?

The trial certificate allows for the customer to test the ssl installation and function of an SSL .com certificate. The free ssl certificate installs and functions identically to a standard SSL .com certificate, but it does not come with any warranty and the organization name of the website owner does not appear in the ssl certificate. Because of this, the trial ssl certificate is only meant as a test solution and does not build customer trust the way a standard SSL .com certificate would.

How long does it take to get my ssl certificate?

Depending on the certificate type, typical ssl issuance normally takes several minutes but can take up to several hours.

What is a Multi-Domain UC certificate / SAN certificate?

Multi-domain certificates (commonly know as Exchange Server Certificates or Unified Communications Certificates - UCC for short) are ssl certificates that can secure multiple domains (including wildcard domains and fqdns) and hostnames in a single ssl certificate. They are ideal for cloud services whereby the number of allocated ip addresses are limited yet must be shared with multiple virtual hosts. They are also ideal as Exchange ssl certificates for use in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010, and MS Live Communications Server.

Why choose SSL .com over the competition?

SSL .com believes electronic security should be easy to implement and accessible to everyone without sacrificing product integrity. Because of our core beliefs, SSL .com is engaged with the community at large to provide unprecedented levels support and to offer an enhanced user experience.

Still have questions? Visit the FAQ page for more answers.

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