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      CA

      See Certificate Authority

      Certificate Authority

      As a trusted third party in e-commerce transactions, a CA is responsible for validity verification of a public key in a public key system.

      Certificate Signing Request

      A CSR is a file that needs to be submitted to a CA in order to get an SSL certificate. A CSR contains a public key and a distinguished name (DN). Typically, a CSR is generated by a web server, during which a pair of public and private keys is also created for encryption and decryption purposes.

      CSR

      See Certificate Signing Request

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        HTTPS

        See Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer

        Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer

        HTTPS is an SSL-based encrypted transmission protocol designed for websites. Simply put, it is the secure version of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

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          PKI

          See Public Key Infrastructure

          Public Key Infrastructure

          A public key infrastructure (PKI) is an online infrastructure that is built on an open key theory and technology and is used to provide security services. Using encryption techniques, digital signatures, and digital certificates, it protects the security of applications, communications, or transactions.

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            SSL Certificate

            An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that complies with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. Issued by a CA after verifying a server, an SSL certificate is used to authenticate servers and encrypt in-transit data.