Security issues

SSL: Between the client and the server

Transmission of data between the web browser (client) and the web server is made secure by use of the Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPS). Netscape and Microsoft web browsers support this automatically. Web server owners need to obtain the appropriate version of their server software as well as a digital certificate proving their identity in order to support this protocol. Rules vary inside vs outside the U.S..

Digital certificates for the web/merchant server

VeriSign is the major provider of digital certificates in the U.S. Certificates cost $290 per year, and work only on a single web server and domain name.

The Alibaba web server offers the possibility of creating your own certificates for testing purposes.

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