SSL (secure socket layer) is a security protocol that aims to ensure that the transmission of data over the Internet between a server and a user, or vice versa, is completely safe. The SSL encrypted connection protocol can be used by any Internet application manufacturer, one of its great advantages being that it can be used with any of the most common service protocols on the network, although it is most commonly used with http.
What is the SSL Security certificate?
The SSL certificate is based on the use of an encryption system that uses an algorithm that uses a security key of 128 bits in length, and that only the server that provides the connection and the user's device know.
These keys facilitate the encryption of the data so that no one can access the content. This implies, therefore, that the information that is transmitted from a server with an SSL certificate and using a browser with SSL technology support, travels through the network free of any tracing, copying and decryption by an Internet user who does not belong to the community posted.
The use of the SSL protocol on a website requires the installation of a digital security certificate known as an SSL certificate and that it interacts at the same time with a browser that has SSL support.
How does SSL work?
The SSL connection, therefore, ensures that the data travels through the Internet encrypted, preventing the information from being read by third parties. It is a method that guarantees high safety in the E-commerce, as well as in those pages that collect sensitive personal information from its users, such as forums, email services or social networks.
When a web portal has the SSL secure site certificate in the address bar of the browser, you will see how the usual address of http: //www.dominio ... is replaced by https: //www.dominio .... In addition, the browser will show a padlock in the bar confirming the type of connection.