HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is the product of layering HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the foundation for application-level communication on the internet. on top of the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a cryptologic protocol for securing communications over a network. The successor to SSL is TLS. See also: TLS/TLS encryption protocol with the goal of preventing “man in the middle” eavesdropping during network transport.
See also: HTTP