I'm trying to wrap my head around the technical inner-workings of SSL and one of the last things I'm choking with is the concept of "root" SSL certificates (as opposed to "non-root"?!?).
- When and how would an organization attempt to get a root cert as opposed to just a normal cert?
- What are the benefits to using a root cert?
- What are the use cases or application for a root cert?
I guess these questions are similar and are just different forms of why would I ever need a root SSL certificate, where would I get it from, and what would I do with it?
Thanks in advance.