A digital certificate is an electronic ID card located on your computer. The digital certificate establishes your identity in order to gain access to protected areas on a website.
How does it work?
When you enter a secure page, your browser sends your digital certificate to the site where it is checked. The check includes the following elements:
Has the certificate been issued by Safmarine?
Is it still valid?
Is the certificate owner allowed access to the secured page?
Depending on the outcome of the check, you will either see the requested web page or an error denying access.
Security that works both ways.
By the use of digital certificates, Safmarine can be certain that you are who you claim to be. Equally important it will be acertained that the site you want to access is in fact Safmarine.com
When you access our site, our server sends a digital site certificate to your browser. Your browser will then check the certificate for you and confirm that the site belongs to the certificate you have stored in your browser. The exchange of information is encrypted to ensure absolute privacy.
How to get a digital certificate?
To get access to the secured part of Safmarine's website, you have to register as a new user. After your registration has been made, a digital certificate will be issued to you. You will be notified according to your communication preferences, defined during the registration process.
To gain access to Safmarine's secure areas, you must use a browser which supports Digital Certificates.