SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a transport layer protocol which is used to establish a secure connection between server and client.When you visit an SSL integrated website the connection between your browser and the website is secure. The transmitted data are all in encrypted form.
Why use SSL integration?
When you visit a simple HTTP website the connection is insecure. The data exchanged between server and client is in plain text. If someone intercepts the data between server and client, he can easily read the data. If you are sharing some sensitive information like password, credit card information, personal data, the attacker can easily get it. The attacker can get the session information and use it to login from other machines.So you should always exchange information securely, therefore integrate your website with SSL.
Nginx is an open source, high-performance HTTP, and reverse proxy server. Nginx as a reverse proxy server can also be used for SSL termination (to be configured with Odoo in our case). Cloudkul offers you to secure your Odoo server with SSL with help of Nginx integration.
Please take a note that SSL certificates will not be provided or managed by the Cloudkul in any case. Certificates for the Domain must be provided by the client. After SSL termination on your server, Odoo server will able to receive incoming HTTP and HTTPS traffic.