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What is SSL certificate and how does it work?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and enables an encrypted connection. It’s a vital component of internet security, particularly for websites that handle sensitive data like passwords, credit card information, and personal details.

Here’s a closer look at what an SSL certificate is and how it works:

How Does SSL Work?

SSL operates using a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data.

Public Key: Known by everyone, used to encrypt information.

Private Key: Kept secret by the recipient of the message, used to decrypt information.

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