An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that is used to establish a secure, encrypted connection between a web server and a web browser.
The SSL certificate is installed on the web server and is used to authenticate the identity of the website to visiting web browsers. Once the connection is established, all data exchanged between the web server and web browser is encrypted and protected from unauthorized access.
An SSL certificate which is included in our fully managed zipp.chat, is important because it helps protect sensitive information, such as login credentials and credit card numbers, from being intercepted and read by third parties. It also helps establish trust and credibility with customers by showing them that the website is legitimate and secure. SSL certificates are typically issued by a certificate authority (CA) and are verified using a process called validation. There is also a more recent and more secure version of SSL certificate called TLS (Transport Layer Security)