HTTPS Encryption

Learn about the fundamentals of HTTPS encryption and SSL certificates.

Before we move on to our hands-on sessions, we need to discuss another very important concept and one of the final puzzle pieces for our deployment: HTTPS encryption.

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS stands for “HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure” and helps to secure the communication between our users and our servers by encrypting the transmission. Every major website supports HTTPS and so should we. Have you ever noticed the lock symbol in your browser next to the URL? This is an indicator that HTTPS is used.

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