Questions about Certificate Transparency

What is Certificate Transparency? Certificate Transparency (CT) is a project started by Google, aiming to eliminate various structural flaws in the SSL certificate system. CT allows anyone to detect SSL certificates that have been mistakenly issued by a Certificate Authority (CA), or maliciously acquired from » Continue Reading.

Does the Basic SSL Certificate work with subdomains?

Yes, SSL.com’s Basic SSL certificate does work with subdomains.  You may select one Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) to protect with your Basic SSL certificate.  This FQDN may be either a root domain (for example, yourdomain.com) or a subdomain (i.e., support.yourdomain.com). Whichever you choose, we’ll » Continue Reading.

What Is a CSR?

A certificate signing request (CSR) is an encoded message that contains a public key and other relevant information such as your common name, locality and SAN entries (if applicable). Once all of the desired information has been entered during the CSR generation process, the request is digitally » Continue Reading.

What is a “man in the middle” attack?

In a man in the middle (or MITM) attack, communication between two endpoints is compromised by a third party – the ‘man in the middle’. In a passive MITM attack attackers ‘tap’ the communication, capturing information in transit without changing it. If attackers attempt to to modify or tamper with the » Continue Reading.