What is a certificate authority?

An SSL certificate serves as a credential in the online world. Each SSL certificate uniquely identifies a specific domain (such as Temok.com) and a web server. Trust of a credential depends on confidence in the organization that issued it. Certificate authorities have a variety of methods to verify information provided by individuals or organizations. Established certificate authorities, such as RapidTemok, Thawte, Comodo, GeoTrust, Symantec etc, are well known and trusted by browser vendors. Browsers extend that trust to digital certificates that are verified by SSL Certificate.

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