Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols that provide communication security over the Internet. They are used with application layer protocols like HTTP, FTP, POP3, IMAP.

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Certification Authority/Browser Forum
A voluntary organization of certification authorities (CAs) and web browser vendors. Provides information about the Extended Validation SSL certificate protocols, with objectives, FAQs, and details of the vetting process.
Dan Kegel's Web Hostel
Information on SSL acceleration hardware and collection of links to sites for APIs that implement SSL/TLS.
How to SSL
Tools, tips, and tricks for your everyday SSL life.
HTTP Over TLS
Document providing information and guidelines on using TLS to secure HTTP connections.
RFC 2246 - The TLS Protocol Version 1.0
This document specifies Version 1.0 of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
SMTP Service Extension for Secure SMTP over TLS
Document describing the negotiating and upgrading plain socket connection to secure socket connection.
SSL encryption check
Access this frameset to test if your browser supports TLS/SSL, and for a report of which cipher and key length is used.
SSL Shopper
Comparison charts and reviews for finding an SSL certificate provider, learning more about SSL, and verifying SSL certificate installations.
SSL TEST
Information on SSL, best practices section.
SSL Version 2 Protocol Specification
Superseded by SSL Version 3 and TLS, but implemented by most browsers and secure servers.
SSL-Talk FAQ
Secure Sockets Layer Discussion List FAQ.
Transport Layer Security Charter
The IETF Working Group is responsible for developing the TLS Protocol which is intended to replace SSL.
WhichSSL?
Certificate reviews and comparison.
Apache and Secure Transactions
Explains what SSL is, why Apache does not have it built in, and why it is such a complex issue. (Apache Week) (September 01, 1998)

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