The Motive Web Design Glossary
SSC (Secure Socket Certificate), SSL (Secure Site Licence)
A secure socket certificate prevents information sent between a web browser and server from being read by a third-party.
Such certificates are often required by ISPs as a security measure when dealing with online payments, or when a website is used to sent or receive personal information.
SSCs are issued by independent organisations, the process typically involving merchant verification to ensure the transaction process is legitimate.
Organisations issuing certificates include:
Acquiring an SSL can be key to establishing trust with
your audience, a critical step in building online relationships.
encryption, extended validation certificate, forms, opt-in/opt-out policy, phishing, [form] validation.
References and further reading
- Peter Gutmann’s homepage (Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland)
Papers and presentations on computer security techniques and systems.
Motive Web Design Glossary Trivia