I've been trying to learn more about Digital certificates for the past few days and I'm struggling in order to understand how actually this concept is applied in the real world.
Anyways, as I visited the website
https://google.com, I decided to view the site information and I came across this information called Certification Path. This is what it looked like:
The question that I actually wanted to ask is what exactly is this Certification Path? Does it show the certificates hierarchy?
What I understood:
- GeoTrust Global CA is the Root CA here.
- Google Internet Authority G2 is the Intermediate CA and it's certificate is signed by the Root CA.
- Hence, Google Inc. here acts as a CA and is using a Self Signed Certificate here.
Can someone please explain what actually is going on here? Also, feel free to provide any references or good readings related to this concept.