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About SSL's

What is an SSL?

SSL certificates are used to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers, login information, email addresses, and more. A website with an SSL certificate is identified using a number of trust indicators, like "https" and the padlock icon in the browser bar, a site seal from a reputable Certificate Authority (CA), and a green bar that wraps around the URL on more premium certificates. These visual trust indicators help create a more trustful environment where potential customers feel confident in making purchases.

Why Do I Need an SSL?

Having a SSL can help build your customers trust when they use your site. The SSL is also used to secure sensitive information that the customer enters on the storefront. Like credit card numbers, login information, and email addresses. The image below will show some additional benifits to using a SSL. 

InkSoft Free SSL

InkSoft provides an SSL that can be enabled on the store at anytime. If you enable this option, the store url will change to https://stores.inksoft.com/ when you go to a page that needs to be secured by the SSL. Like the login page and shopping cart checkout pages.
If you would like to display your stores url instead of stores.inksoft.com, then you would need to purchase an SSL.

Types of SSLs

Single Domain - The single domain SSL will only cover one domain of your choosing. This domain can work on multiple stores, even stores that have their own domain. When a store with its own domain goes to the login page or the shopping cart checkout page. The store url will change to the set SSL on the account.

Single Domain Example:

mydomain.com
www.mydomain.com

Multi-Domain - This option will allow you to have multiple domains under 1 SSL. Typically this certificate allows up to 5 individual domains. However some options like the Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate, Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate allow up to 3.

Multi-Domain Example:

mydomain.com
mydomain2.com
mydomain3.com
mydomain4.com
mydomain5.com

Wildcard - The wildcard SSL will cover the main domain that the SSL was issued too, and all of the sub-domains set on the main domain.

Wildcard Example:

sub1.mydomain.com
sub2.mydomain.com
sub3.mydomain.com
sub4.mydomain.com
etc...
 

Types of Validation

Domain Validation (DV) - This options is typically the fastest to get issued on the store, since it verifies the domain ownership, usually by email. This option will shows a padlock next to domain with HTTPS, and the certification will show the SSL providers information as the organization on the certificate.

Organization Validation (OV) - Typically takes 2-5 days due to the light vetting process of the company before the certificate is issued. This type of certificate shows a padlock next to domain with https like the example above, provides a site seal that can be placed on the store (like the one to the left). Additionally your company infomation will display as the originization on the certificate.

Extended Validation (EV) - This process can typically take between 1-10 business days, depending on your response times. The application process will verify the domain name, additionally it conducts a thorough vetting of the organization by verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity. This certificate shows the padlock next to https, and will highlight the url in green and display your info as the originization.

 
 

What SSL Do you Need?