How Does A SSL Certificate Work For Non Techies


Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites. [Globalsign]


Your website is now secured with a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate from one of the many SSL Certificate Providers. Most likely, you secured your SSL through your web host provider so you really don’t know who the provider is, all you know is that you have a secured website.

Ever wonder how an SSL Certificate works?

Here is a simple infographic explaining what happens when a visitor connects to your secured website.



My goal was to explain how a SSL Certificate works as simple as I can.
Using a picture instead of words:

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
The original quote was actually ‘A picture is worth ten thousand words’ as stated by Fred R. Barnard, of Printers’ Ink, 10 March 1927.


Gerald Watanabe

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