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Certificate Chains, Key Management and the Number of CAs Counted by Web Crawlers – Oh My

Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Blog, General | 1 comment

Have you ever wondered why your web server certificate has a “chain” of other certificates associated with it? The main reason is so that browsers can tell if your certificate was issued by an organization that has been verified to meet the security, policy and operational practices that all Publicly Trusted Certificate Authorities are mandated to meet. That certificate at the top of the chain is commonly called the “root.” It’s signature on a certificate below it indicates that the organization operating the root believes that practices of the CA below it meets that same high bar. But why...

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