SSL certificates

What is an SSL certificate ?

Secure Sockets Layer ( SSL abbreviation ) is a cryptographic protocol that provides secure communications on the Internet , such as Web browsing and e -mail communication. SSL is most commonly used to encrypt transactions of online stores (eg.  credit card numbers ). Increasingly, the communication through secure connections also applies to other sites if  confidential data is transmited through the web. If you want to secure your web pages via HTTPS protocol, your hosting provider will need to install one of the following SSL certificates:

  • self-signed certificate, which is issued without any checks (therefore they are not trustworthy),
  • DV SSL certificate, which is issued after verifying domain ownership,
  • OV SSL certificate, which is issued after verification of the organization,
  • EV SSL certificate, which is issued after verification of the organization in accordance with the highest standards.

A comparison of the basic features of the SSL authentication type:

verification of ownership verification of organization standardized verification degree of confidence
Self-signed certificate   NO  NO NO  low
DV SSL certificate   YES  NO NO  usual
OV SSL certificate   YES  YES NO  high
EV SSL certificate   YES  YES YES  very high
 Self-signed certificate 
verification of ownership NO
verification of organization NO
standardized verification NO
degree of confidence low
 DV SSL certificate 
preverjanje lastništva YES
preverjanje organizacije NO
standardizirano preverjanje NO
stopnja zaupanja usual
 OV SSL certificate 
preverjanje lastništva YES
preverjanje organizacije YES
standardizirano preverjanje NO
stopnja zaupanja high
 EV SSL certificate i 
preverjanje lastništva YES
preverjanje organizacije YES
standardizirano preverjanje YES
stopnja zaupanja very high

If your pages use a SSL certificate:

  • which was not signed by a trusted organization,
  • which has not been issued to the your domain,
  • that has expired,
  • which has been canceled (if there has been abuse)

… the visitors in most modern browsers will see a security warning like this:

 Chrome Warning massage
Explorer Warning massage
Firefox Warning massage
Opera Warning massage
Safari Warning massage
 Chrome Warning massage
Explorer Warning massage
Firefox Warning massage
Opera Warning massage
Safari Warning massage

Using a self-signed certificate is only acceptable for intranet use and for dvelepoment and testing, where the user is already familiar with website and trusts it.

We welcome you to contact us and enquire about SSL certificate solutions for your website.