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WebRTC Blueprints

By : Andrii Sergiienko
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WebRTC Blueprints

By: Andrii Sergiienko

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)
WebRTC Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using HTTPS and SSL

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communication protocol that enables secure communications over computer networks. In particular, HTTPS is widely deployed on the Internet. Actually, HTTPS is not even a protocol. HTTPS is the result of simply layering Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on top of the SSL/TLS protocol. In other words, HTTPS is a result of the encapsulation of the HTTP protocol into SSL/TLS. Thus, HTTPS adds the security capabilities of SSL/TLS to the standard HTTP communications.

You can find more information about HTTPS on Wikipedia at

Technical details on HTTPS are available in the appropriate RFC at

Transport Layer Security (TLS) uses long-term public and private keys when exchanging a short-term session key to encrypt the data flow between the client and the server. Thus, the security of HTTPS is provided by SSL/TLS.

You can learn more about TLS on Wikipedia at...