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Monday, 19 January 2015

Difference between SSL and HTTPS


Difference between SSL and HTTPS

Today, We all do the online shopping, money transfer, different types of recharge (Mobile/DTH etc) and login to bank website etc. These all action are done on web browser (like google chrome, mozilla, internet explorer etc). When we are doing online stuff, its very necesary that the website we are using is 100% secure, So you must do online stuff when your website page start with https, like https://gmail.com.

There are two protocols (SSL and Https) which secure our online transactions. SSL and HTTPS can be seen as complementary rather than competing. Both protocols (SSL and HTTPS) works for security at different leavel and have been approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as a standard.


Following are main Difference between SSL and HTTPS:


S.No SSL HTTPS
1 Full form of Secure Sockets Layer Full form of HTTPS is HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure.
2 SSL is Transport layer protocol. HTTPS is application layer protocol.
3 Encryption by SSL is application-independent. Encryption by SSL is application-dependent.
4 Cryptographic Protocol that is used to provide security for the communications over the internet. HTTPS is a protocol created by combining HTTP and SSL/TLS to provide security for the communications over the internet.
5 HTTPS is less flexible as compare to HTTPS HTTPS is more flexible







1 comment:

  1. seems that type mistake in last point of comparison table "HTTPS is less flexible as compare to HTTPS", it should be "SSL is less flexible as compare to HTTPS" ..

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