Secure Sockets Layer

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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an encryption technology used for providing secure connections over computer networks, especially the World Wide Web. In particular, it is used in the https protocol.
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Terminology

  • Certificate Authority File
  • Certificate Chain File: looks like this is a concatenation of the certificates which form a chain from your domain back to the root.
    • It's not clear whether they need to be in order or not.
    • It's not clear whether this terminology is HSphere-specific or in general usage.
    • Apparently the root certificate can be included but is optional.

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