Supershort Intro to TLS

  • Transport Layer Security
  • Client & Server use a stateful connection over TCP
  • The connection is secured using a symmetric encryption
  • Client indicates to server to use TLS
    • Client usually use a different port (e.g.443)
  • A primary use of TLS is to secure World Wide Web traffic between a website and a web browser encoded with the HTTP protocol. This use of TLS to secure HTTP traffic constitutes the HTTPS protocol.

TLS Termination Proxy

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