The SSL certificate is issued on the Web by a licensed certification service. It proves that you are the one you think you are.
The normal procedure for applying for an SSL certificate is, in many ways, like a credit check. The company will be searched at the company’s home, a letter may be sent to verify the address, and domain names may be checked to ensure that the details of the owner suit your records. It can be a complicated and time-consuming operation.
Whichever tool you use to verify your identity, once you have an SSL certificate, you can use it online in a few different ways. Usually, an organization would use its SSL certificate in one of three different scenarios.