A key part of information security is the transport of data from one point to another across the open internet.
SSL and the use of an encryption system based on public/private keys enables then secure transportation of information.
|SETTING UP SSL SECURED TRANSPORTATION USING OPENSSL|
If using RapidSSL
CERTIFICATE TRANSPARENCY (CT)
If using Chrome and click on the security lock in the address bar and then click the Connection tab, you will see "... does not have public audit records." - this is part of the Google CT initiative.
Only Extended Validation (EV) SSL certs are being added to the public log by CAs as at July 2015. So if it is a standard (non-EV) SSL certificate you can ignore it.
INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED TO GET A SSL CERTIFICATE
- Country Name: Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.
- State or Province: Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California
- Locality or City: The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley. Do not abbreviate. For example: Saint Louis, not St. Louis
- Company: If the company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, the symbol must be spelled out or omitted, in order to enroll. Example: XY & Z Corporation would be XYZ Corporation or XY and Z Corporation.
- Organizational Unit: This field is optional; but can be used to help identify certificates registered to an organization. The Organizational Unit (OU) field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request. (optional)
- URL: It looks like "www.company.com" or "*.company.com"
- Contact Name: Recorded with the certificate issuer.
- Contact Email: Recorded with the certificate issuer.
- Contact Phone Number: Recorded with the certificate issuer.