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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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SSL Encryption

Most of today’s Web servers allow you to make a connection between the browser and the server more secure by using encryption. After encryption has been enabled, your ColdFusion templates and related files become available at URLs that begin with https:// instead of http://. The HTML code your templates generate is scrambled on its way out of the Web server. Provided that everything has been set up correctly, browsers can unscramble the HTML and use it normally. The framework that makes all of this possible is called the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Browsers generally display a small key or lock icon in their status bar to indicate that a page is encrypted. You probably have encountered many such sites yourself, especially on pages ...

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