SSL Frequently Asked Questions
domains.co.za’s FAQs cover a variety of general queries about SSL Certificates, their function, identifying the most appropriate type for your business, how tos, authorities and their functions, and how SSL works.
Should you require more specific information, our Knowledgebase covers all aspects of functionality, features, terminology, etc. Please feel free to submit a request for support on our Open an SSL Support Ticket page, should you be unable to find an answer.
What is SSL?
An SSL Certificate is required to initialize an SSL session. An SSL session can be identified by seeing a small gold padlock in the browser as well as the address bar beginning with https: as opposed to the standard http:
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What Does the 'Green Bar' Look Like in Internet Explorer?
What Documents Are Required for a True BusinessID + EV?
What is domain control validation?
In addition to validation by email, they will request a telephone number where the administrator can be contacted, immediately after submitting their enrolment. If all the information supplied is validated, the SSL certificate will be issued.
What is encryption and why are there different levels?
How to identify if a website is using SSL?
- that it has not expired,
- that it has been issued by a Certificate Authority the browser trusts, and
- that it is being used by the website for which it has been issued.
- The beginning of the URL or web address changes from http:// to https://
- A padlock on the browser window changes from open to closed
- The address bar will turn green and display the name of the website owner when connecting to a website protected by an Extended Validation SSL certificate.
- In addition, a trust mark / site seal may be added to web pages on a secure site.
What does browser recognition mean?
What is a certificate signing request, or CSR?
To see more information relating to SSL certificates please view our comprehensive knowledgebase
What is a public/private key pair?
What is a certificate authority (CA)?
How many domain names can I secure?
Should you need to secure multiple sub-domains on a single domain name, you can buy a wildcard certificate. For a wildcard certificate, a common name of *.yourdomain.co.za would secure www.yourdomain.co.za, mail.yourdomain.co.za, secure.yourdomain.co.za, etc...
What is a trust seal?
It can be displayed on secure and non-secure pages, although it is most appropriate on pages where customers enter personal information, e.g. shopping cart page. Displaying them on every page of the website, however, does build trust.
Every certificate authority's trust seal is different and some do look more professional than others. Take into consideration the look of a seal, to assist you in maximizing customer trust.