HTTPS What?!?SSL certificate I haven't got a clue!!
- 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.
- In Chrome, open a page.
- To check a site’s security, to the left of the web address, look at the security status:
- Info or Not secure
- Not secure or Dangerous
- To see the site’s details and permissions, select the icon. You’ll see a summary of how private Chrome thinks the connection is.
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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