An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that:
1. Authenticates the identity of a Web site to visiting browsers
2. Encrypts traffic between the web Server and the web browser using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
If you have come to this web page, most probably you have an idea what an SSL certificate is and you realize that you need one. No matter whether you need to secure online transactions and protect customer information in a retail business, encrypt traffic to a Terminal Services Gateway or a corporate web server, secure Outlook Web Access or RPC over HTTPS for Microsoft Exchange server - one of the best choices for an SSL certificate is GoDaddy.com.
The following guide can give you a deeper insight of the benefits of using an SSL certificate, and help you understand how an SSL certificate works:
Why you need an SSL Certificate
In the following screencast you will see in a step-by-step fashion:
- How to send a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) to GoDaddy.com for a Turbo SSL certificate.
- How to confirm that you represent the entity, controlling the domain in request.
- How to install and test the certificate.
- In addition, you will see the most common problems and mistakes which you might encounter and the steps for their troubleshooting.
The SSL certificate is installed on a Windows 2003 R2 server running IIS6.
Note: IIS7-How to Install GoDaddy SSL Certificate in Windows Server 2008, is available here