Google switches to own Root Certificate Authority “Google Trust Services”

Google is switching to its own Root Certificate Authority for issuing its own TLS/SSL certificates for securing its web traffic via HTTPS, and not rely on intermediaries, as it was so for.

In the past years, Google has used certificates issued by several companies, with the lastly supplied by GlobalSign and GeoTrust.

Currently, Google is operating a subordinate Certificate Authority (Google Internet Authority G2 — GIAG2), which manages and deploys certificates to Google’s infrastructure.

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