An SSL certificate makes the connection between a server and a web browser secured. This makes sure that all information passed between both the server and browser stay private. While you might not have seen this certificate, you will most likely have seen the green padlock symbol at the left side of your browser’s address bar. This denotes an encrypted connection. Various types of SSL certificates are used to make this connection into a secured one. Here is an infographic showing how it works and what these types are.