The Certificate on your web server verifies to users that they are securely communicating with your web site or application.
An SSL Certificate protects online information in three ways:
- The SSL Certificate allows the encryption of sensitive information during online transactions.
- Each SSL Certificate is a unique credential that identifies the certificate owner.
- The issuing authority (that is, DigiCert) authenticates the identity of the certificate before it is issued.
The reasons for wanting this service can be found in http://products.secureserver.net/SSLMarketingGuide.pdf .
If you have questions about this service, contact CCS.SSLCertificates@uoguelph.ca .
Cost of service:
$166 per year. Certificates can be purchased for either 1 or 2 years.