SSL certificates are essential for encrypting traffic between systems such as clients, which access servers via web browsers or applications, which communicate with remote systems. Certificates protect client and server data, commonly involving confidential information such as credit card details or social security numbers. Because of their criticality in protecting businesses and customers, a clear set of guidelines for implementing and managing SSL certificates is imperative for businesses to follow.
The purpose of this SSL certificate best practices policy is to establish a set of best practices for the issuance, management, renewal/replacement, and revocation and/or retirement of certificates.
This policy can be customized as needed to fit the needs of your organization.