About SSL certification

If you store sensitive data, such as customer profiles, on your site, you can secure your site by obtaining a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.

SSL is a protocol that transmits private documents through the Internet. It creates a secure connection between a client and a server over which data can be sent securely. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data transferred over the SSL connection. 

SSL certificates are available from a Certificate Authority (CA), such as VeriSign®.

To secure your domain:

  1. Generate an SSL certificate request.

  2. Request a certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA).

  3. Load the SSL certificate onto your domain.

  4. Restart the Web server.

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