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What is SSL?

 
Deepti Padiyar
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Hi,

In HSFJ , web-app security chp, pg 647, it says , "if you are using form authentication, be sure to turn on SSL or session tracking , or your container might not recognize the login form when it is returned."

What is SSL?
 
Charles Lyons
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"Secure Sockets Layer" (currently SSL 3.0) - an encryption system used when a request using the Secure HTTP (HTTPS) protocol is created. TLS 1.0 (or Transport Layer Security 1.0) supercedes SSL 3.0 although it is roughly identical.

See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer

By the way, a quick Google around would find you the answer (and a load of explanations) much faster than posting on this forum.
 
Deepti Padiyar
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Thanks for the quick reply and thank you for directing me to wikipedia

very EXTENSIVE explanations though .. much more than I asked for !
[ June 26, 2006: Message edited by: Deepti Padiyar ]
 
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