Exploring HTTPS and Cryptography in Python

Have you ever wondered why it’s okay for you to send your credit card information over the Internet? You may have noticed the https:// on URLs in your browser, but what is it, and how does it keep your information safe? Or perhaps you want to create a Python HTTPS application, but you’re not exactly sure what that means.

In this course, you’ll get a working knowledge of the various factors that combine to keep communications over the Internet safe. You’ll see concrete examples of how a Python HTTPS application keeps information secure.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Monitor and analyze network traffic
  • Apply cryptography to keep data safe
  • Describe the core concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Create your own Certificate Authority
  • Build a Python HTTPS application
  • Identify common Python HTTPS warnings and errors

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Christopher has a passion for the Python language and writes for Real Python. He is a consultant who helps advise organizations on how to improve their technical teams.

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