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About SSL's

Learn more about SSL Certificates

What is an SSL?

SSL certificates are used to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers, login information, email addresses, and more. A website with an SSL certificate is identified using a number of trust indicators, like "https" and the padlock icon in the browser bar, a site seal from a reputable Certificate Authority (CA), and a green bar that wraps around the URL on more premium certificates. These visual trust indicators help create a more trustful environment where potential customers feel confident in making purchases.

Why Do I Need an SSL?

Having an SSL can help build your customers trust when they use your site. The SSL is also used to secure sensitive information that the customer enters on the storefront. Like credit card numbers, login information, and email addresses. The image below will show some additional benefits to using a SSL. 

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InkSoft Free SSL

InkSoft provides an SSL that can be enabled on the store at any time. If you enable this option, the store url will change to https://stores.inksoft.com/ when you go to a page that needs to be secured by the SSL. Like the login page and shopping cart checkout pages. 

If you would like to display your stores url instead of stores.inksoft.com, then you would need to purchase an SSL.

Types of SSLs

Single Domain - The single domain SSL will only cover one domain of your choosing. This domain can work on multiple stores, even stores that have their own domain. When a store with its own domain goes to the login page or the shopping cart checkout page. The store url will change to the set SSL on the account.

Single Domain Example:

mydomain.com
www.mydomain.com

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Multi-Domain - This option will allow you to have multiple domains under 1 SSL. Typically this certificate allows up to 5 individual domains. However some options like the Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate, Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate allow up to 3.

Multi-Domain Example:

mydomain.com
mydomain2.com
mydomain3.com
mydomain4.com
mydomain5.com

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Wildcard - The wildcard SSL will cover the main domain that the SSL was issued too, and all of the sub-domains set on the main domain.

Wildcard Example:

sub1.mydomain.com
sub2.mydomain.com
sub3.mydomain.com
sub4.mydomain.com
etc...

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What SSL Do you Need?

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