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 ownershipverification of organizationstandardized verificationdegree of confidence
Self-signed certificate  NO NONO low
DV SSL certificate  YES NONO usual
OV SSL certificate  YES YESNO high
EV SSL certificate  YES YESYES very high
 Self-signed certificate 
verification of ownershipNO
verification of organizationNO
standardized verificationNO
degree of confidencelow
 DV SSL certificate 
preverjanje lastništvaYES
preverjanje organizacijeNO
standardizirano preverjanjeNO
stopnja zaupanjausual
 OV SSL certificate 
preverjanje lastništvaYES
preverjanje organizacijeYES
standardizirano preverjanjeNO
stopnja zaupanjahigh
 EV SSL certificate i 
preverjanje lastništvaYES
preverjanje organizacijeYES
standardizirano preverjanjeYES
stopnja zaupanjavery 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:

 ChromeWarning massage
ExplorerWarning massage
FirefoxWarning massage
OperaWarning massage
SafariWarning massage
 ChromeWarning massage
ExplorerWarning massage
FirefoxWarning massage
OperaWarning massage
SafariWarning 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.