Add SSL encryption to a page
Adding SSL encryption to a page:
If a page's content is deemed confidential or in some way proprietary, Contegro allows for an added degree of security. Before being able to make use of the "Secure Site" function a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security certificate is required on the server. SSL provides authentication between client and server applications by the use of encryption technology. It is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery.
The following notes on SSL are taken from the Internet.
"It's easy to tell when a server is using SSL security because the address in the URL window of your browser will start with https. The "s" indicates a secure connection. When your browser connects to an SSL server, it automatically asks the server for a digital Certificate of Authority (CA). This digital certificate positively authenticates the server's identity to ensure you will not be sending sensitive data to a hacker or imposter site. The browser also makes sure the domain name matches the name on the CA, and that the CA has been generated by a trusted authority and bears a valid digital signature. If all goes well you will not even be aware this handshake has taken place."
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security