SSL certificate management is the process of monitoring, managing and analyzing every necessary certification process for network operations. Also known as x.509 certificate management. It checks for SSL connections to make sure that the certificate works properly.
Activating HTTPS on your Web Server
SSL certificate contains the encryption technique to establish a secure channel between the web server and ArcGIS Server. There are three types of certificates: CA-signed, domain, and self-signed.
Your web server must be secured with a trusted certificate. Once you have obtained a certificate, bind it to your web server in Internet Information Services Manager.
When binding a certificate to your domain, expand the menu item for your server. Click Default Web Site, then select Bindings and choose the site binding for HTTPS.
Difference between Public and Private Keys
Almost all encryption methods in use today employ public and private keys. One key (public key) is used to encrypt the plain text to convert it into cipher text. While the other key (private key) is used by the receiver to decrypt the cipher text to read the message.
Internet Security Protocol
Secure Sockets Layer was first developed in the 90s by Netscape. It’s purpose was to ensure privacy and data integrity on the internet. SSL certificates continue to be an integral part of data security and website safety.
Importance of Website Security for SEO
Security has always been the top priority. Most search engines have taken a strict stance on SSL Certification. Most search engines want to ensure people’s privacy is protected. Not having a proper certificate can be bad for your website and its ranking.
Without proper certification, your site will be flagged as not secure. Every time someone tries to visit your site an error will occur and prevent visitors from accessing your site. This error occurs when a web browser can’t identify certificates installed on a website. These issues can discourage visitors from making purchases and returning to your site.