Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of faq/security/what-is-an-ssl-certificate


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Mar 1, 2013, 12:32:36 PM (7 years ago)
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    2 == What's a Security Certificate? ==
     2== What's an x509 (aka SSL) Certificate? ==
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    44Security is a two-way street. When I go to a web site I have prove to the web site that it's really me before the web site gives me access to anything private or restricted (such as access to my email). The most common way that is done is via a login in which I provide a username and a password. Because I supply the correct password, the server knows it really is me, because I'm the only one who knows my password.