SSL: Certificate Application
While SSL certificates encourage users to trust the certified website, sometimes this trust is misplaced. It is very easy for a dishonest website to obtain a SSL certificate that will lure viewers into a scam.
To obtain a SSL certificate, one merely has to apply through a trusted CA. Some of the companies that issue certificates are given below:
Obtaining a certificate is not difficult. After generating a random public / private key pair, the requester creates a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). The CSR contains the public key of the server as well as information about the website to be secured, such as the domain name, the company's name, the location of the company, and the company's email address. The company submits the CSR to the CA, which validates the identity of the company and responds with a signed certificate. With this certificate, the website can now establish a secure connection with any user.
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- MIIBnTCCAQYCAQAwXTELMAkGA1UEBhMCU0cxETAPBgNVBAoTCE0yQ3J5cHRvMRIw EAYDVQQDEwlsb2NhbGhvc3QxJzAlBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWGGFkbWluQHNlcnZlci5l eGFtcGxlLmRvbTCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAr1nYY1Qrll1r uB/FqlCRrr5nvupdIN+3wF7q915tvEQoc74bnu6b8IbbGRMhzdzmvQ4SzFfVEAuM MuTHeybPq5th7YDrTNizKKxOBnqE2KYuX9X22A1Kh49soJJFg6kPb9MUgiZBiMlv tb7K3CHfgw5WagWnLl8Lb+ccvKZZl+8CAwEAAaAAMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBAUAA4GB AHpoRp5YS55CZpy+wdigQEwjL/wSluvo+WjtpvP0YoBMJu4VMKeZi405R7o8oEwi PdlrrliKNknFmHKIaCKTLRcU59ScA6ADEIWUzqmUzP5Cs6jrSRo3NKfg1bd09D1K 9rsQkRc9Urv9mRBIsredGnYECNeRaK5R1yzpOowninXC -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----The format of a CSR.