SSL Technology White Paper

Keywords: SSL, PKI, MAC

Abstract: SSL provides secure connection services for TCP-based application layer protocols by using data encryption, identity authentication, and integrity authentication mechanisms. This document presents the background, security mechanism, operation process, and application scenarios of SSL.

Acronyms:

Acronym

Full spelling

AES

Advanced Encryption Standard

CA

Certificate Authority

DES

Data Encryption Standard

HTTPS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

MAC

Message Authentication Code

MD5

Message Digest 5

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

RSA

Rivest Shamir and Adleman

SHA

Secure Hash Algorithm

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer

VPN

Virtual Private Network