About SSL Certificates Documents

Trusted SSL Certificate Here Some Documentation

Scooby Networks Group offer SSL with all Website and domains hosted on our network.

Here is some information on SSL Certificates.

What Is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and its successor, TLS (Transport Layer Security), are protocols for establishing authenticated and encrypted links between networked computers. Although the SSL protocol was deprecated with the release of TLS 1.0 in 1999, it is still common to refer to these related technologies as “SSL” or “SSL/TLS.”

What Is An SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate (also known as a TLS or SSL/TLS certificate) is a digital document that binds the identity of a website to a cryptographic key pair consisting of a public key and a private key. The public key, included in the certificate, allows a web browser to initiate an encrypted communication session with a web server via the TLS and HTTPS protocols. The private key is kept secure on the server, and is used to digitally sign web pages and other documents (such as images and JavaScript files).

An SSL certificate also includes identifying information about a website, including its domain name and, optionally, identifying information about the site’s owner. If the web server’s SSL certificate is signed by a publicly trusted certificate authority (CA), like SSL.com, digitally signed content from the server will be trusted by end users’ web browsers and operating systems as authentic.

An SSL certificate is a type of X.509 certificate.

What Is TLS?

TLS (Transport Layer Security), released in 1999, is the successor to the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for authentication and encryption. TLS 1.3 is defined in in RFC 8446 (August 2018).

Do I Need A Dedicated IP Address To Use SSL/TLS?

At one time it was a mandatory requirement to have a dedicated IP for each SSL certificate on a web server. This is no longer the case due to a technology called Server Name Indication (SNI). Your hosting platform will specifically have to support SNI. You can find out more information about SNI in this SSL.com article.

What Port Is Recommended To Use SSL/TLS Over?

For maximum compatibility, port 443 is the standard, thus recommended, port used for secured SSL/TLS communications. However, any port can be used.