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Bit on certificates

In continuation to my previous blog, here I'm writing something more on SSL. As we learnt that, one of the key components of SSL protocol is certificates. Certification is nothing but just a set of files which contains information like: Owner of the certificate Issuer of the certificate Validity of the certificate, etc.  Below is the sample certificate: Before moving ahead, let’s have a look at the primary elements of certificates:  Public Key:   This file with extension as .crt is installed on the server and is distributed freely to any client.  Private Key: This file with extension .key is installed on the server and kept secret and secure. The file of SSL certificate contains information for encrypting data, it does not expire or have any details regarding organization or domain name.  Signing Request:   This file with extension .csr is sent to certificate authority by an applicant while applying for