To use the SSL protocol, a web server requires the use of an SSL certificate.
Encryption Protects Data During Transmission
Web servers and web browsers rely on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to help users protect their data during transfer by creating a uniquely encrypted channel for private communications over the public Internet. Each SSL Certificate consists of a key pair as well as verified identification information. When a web browser (or client) points to a secured website, the server shares the public key with the client to establish an encryption method and a unique session key. The client confirms that it recognizes and trusts the issuer of the SSL Certificate. This process is known as the "SSL handshake" and it begins a secure session that protects message privacy, message integrity, and server security.
* Strong encryption, at 128 bits, can calculate 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That's over a trillion times stronger. At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools, and motivation to attack using brute force would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by an SGC-enabled certificate. To enable strong encryption for the most site visitors, choose an SSL Certificate that enables 128-bit minimum encryption for 99.9 percent of website visitors.
(Browser displays connection untrusted error
Summary: When accessing the search appliance over HTTPS, the browser shows a warning such as "The site's security certificate is not trusted!" (Google Chrome) or "This Connection is Untrusted" (Mozilla Firefox). This can happen when accessing any of the following services over HTTPS:
* Admin Console(port 8443)
* Version Manager(port 9942)
* Search results(port 443)
Cause: To establish an HTTPS connection, the browser needs to trust the SSL/TLS cert installed on the search appliance. In the case where the browser displays this...