What is Certificate Transparency?

Google’s Certificate Transparency is an open source project that aims to strengthen the SSL/TLS certificate system, which is the main cryptographic security system that underlies all HTTPS secure connections. It is a extra tier of certificate security that forms a Security Triad to ensure that clients navigating the internet are safe and secure in regards to web security. What Is Certificate Transparency (CT)? As the name implies, CT allows people on the internet to look at all certificates that have been issued by a Certificate Authority (CA). This is achieved using centralized logging to a collection of servers. These log servers talk to one another, to ensure consistency and reveal any unusual activity. Anyone can query the log servers to find out […]

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Troubleshooting: Checking SSL installation with a browser

After you have installed your SSL certificate you may want to check installation. There ware two ways to go about checking its installation. By using a browser. This article will show case Google Chrome. By SSL Checker. See our article Troubleshooting: SSL with Qualys SSL Labs – SSL Checker to learn more. Lets get started.. Using Chrome: type in https://yourdomain.com (use the actual domain you want to check) you should see a pad lock to the left of the “Https.” Note: If you do not see a padlock or see a yellow exclamation point where the padlock would be, this may be due to Mixed or Insecure content. To troubleshoot this review troubleshooting article Troubleshooting: Unsecured or Mixed Content. If you do see […]

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