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HTTPS What?!?

SSL certificate I haven't got a clue!!
  1. Well it won’t be a good thing… & truly who doesn’t want to see a safer internet?

So what Happens if I don’t use a SSL for my site?  If you don’t have an SSL Certificate Google is going to flag your website!

This could hurt your sites SEO & make it so you may not be able to use google’s API’s many sites rely on API’s from google.

This post from google may help

Check if a site’s connection is secure

To see whether a website is safe to visit, you can check for security info about the site. Chrome will alert you if you can’t visit the site safely or privately.

  1. In Chrome, open a page.
  2. To check a site’s security, to the left of the web address, look at the security status:
    • Lock Secure
    • Info Info or Not secure
    • Dangerous Not secure or Dangerous
  3. To see the site’s details and permissions, select the icon. You’ll see a summary of how private Chrome thinks the connection is.

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What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.

A certificate serves as an electronic “passport” that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

An SSL certificate contains the following information:

  • The certificate holder’s name
  • The certificate’s serial number and expiration date
  • A copy of the certificate holder’s public key
  • The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority


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