What is a document signing certificate? A document signing certificate is a type of X.509 certificate, a digital file that binds the identity of a person or organization to a cryptographic key pair consisting of a public and private key. Typically, an applicant generates » Continue Reading.
Some certificates issued by SSL.com chain to Sectigo’s USERTrust RSA CA root certificate via an intermediate that is cross-signed by an older root, AddTrust External CA. The AddTrust root is set to expire on May 30, 2020, and some of our customers have been wondering » Continue Reading.
Electronic signature (or e-signature) and digital signature are very similar terms, resulting in some confusion between them. Both indicate that a kind of legally-recognized signing operation has taken place with an electronic document. However, the accepted definition of “electronic signature” is much broader than » Continue Reading.
Public-Key Cryptography, which is also known as asymmetric cryptography, is a system that uses pairs of keys to encrypt and authenticate information. One key in the pair is a public key which can, as the name suggests, be distributed widely without impacting security. The second » Continue Reading.
Is is possible to protect an IP address with an SSL/TLS certificate? Yes, but only under certain circumstances: IP addresses may only be secured with Organization Validated (OV) certificates. Domain Validated (DV) and Extended Validation (EV) certificates may not be used to secure an IP » Continue Reading.
You probably already know that a code signing certificate from SSL.com will assure users that your software is from a known and trusted developer, free from unauthorized modifications and malware, and safe to install, but which code signing certificate should you buy? SSL.com offers » Continue Reading.
Organization Validation (OV) and Individual Validation (IV) certificates – also known as High Assurance certificates – require validation of an organization’s or individual’s identity and address before issuance. For website owners, an SSL.com High Assurance certificate gives visitors to your site an extra level of confidence in your web » Continue Reading.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a secure version of the HTTP protocol that uses the SSL/TLS protocol for encryption and authentication. HTTPS is specified by RFC 2818 (May 2000) and uses port 443 by default instead of HTTP’s port 80. An HTTPS URL begins with https:// instead of http://. Modern web browsers also indicate » Continue Reading.
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 » Continue Reading.
X.509 is a standard format for public key certificates, digital documents that securely associate cryptographic key pairs with identities such as websites, individuals, or organizations. First introduced in 1988 alongside the X.500 standards for electronic directory services, X.509 has been adapted for internet use » Continue Reading.