An SSL certificate shows that a website operator has proven its identity to a recognised certification service provider like D-TRUST. The SSL certificate serves as a kind of electronic company ID card. The certificate also contains the Common Name (CN) which, in the case of SSL certificates, corresponds to the name of the web address or web server, for instance www.bundesdruckerei.de. For Internet users, this establishes a binding connection between the website operator and the contents shown on the website.

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