What is HTTPS?
HTTPS is a platform established to secure all the transactions that take place between the computer and the web server to ensure safe communication and transfer of data. HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. The Internet is a broad base, and millions of users are connected to it, and it is one large platform that connects the entire world, and all of us in some or the other way are a part of this large chain. There are always doubts with regard to how secure our transactions and data transfers are, and that is why we require something that would confirm that a particular path or gateway is safe to access. There are different perspectives from which HTTPS has to be analysed and let us have a look at it.
HTTP vs. HTTPS:
There are two different protocols. It is HTTP and HTTPS. While HTTP is simply Hypertext Transfer protocol, the term HTTPS comes along with the term secure. This distinction is more than enough to explain the distinction. Any link that appears with the text http is assumed to be safe by the system and the web servers and authorises connection. However, in HTTP there might still be eavesdropping and the user might not know it. With the advent of HTTPS, this problem was solved to a greater extent. All connections that happened through HTTPS were secure and the data transfer was safe.
TLS vs. SSL:
Any protocol needs a base system to work on and HTTPS being a protocol also requires a platform. That’s where the concepts of TLS and SSL come to existence. There are two types HTTPS on TLS and HTTPS on SSL. So let is figure out the difference between TLS and SSL
SSL stands for secure sockets layer. It was launched for the first time in the 1995. It is an additional layer of security that enables the user to protect the link that exists between web server and the browser. By protecting the link the user can be assured that the transaction is safe and that there wouldn’t be any penetration or fishing of personal data.
Any web server to access the SSL layer will require an SSL certification and this will enable to protect the link with SSL layer. Therefore unless instructed or there is a key from the proper source the data doent unfold and let extraction of data.
TLS stands for transport layer security. It was launched in the year 1999 and it is an advanced version of SSL. Though people wanted to switch over to TLS after its launch, there is not much of a difference between TLS and SSL. The protocols and the activities carried out were same but only the certifications were different. In order to put them to access they demanded their respective certificates.