in SSL Certificate what is this language called?

  • It's a base64 encoded form.
    – vidarlo
    Apr 11, 2018 at 15:52
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    @vidarlo Would you be willing to post an answer about that? Apr 12, 2018 at 16:15
  • @EliahKagan In my opinion this question is offtopic as it is not about ubuntu. I'd suggest security SE as a resort for it :)
    – vidarlo
    Apr 12, 2018 at 16:16
  • @vidarlo This would be OT over on Security.SE (I'm a user there as well)
    – Thomas Ward
    Apr 12, 2018 at 17:36

2 Answers 2


It is not a language. It is simply the certificate, and the BEGIN/END are simply markers to state the content in between is the certificate data.


An SSL cert does not have a 'language', as SSL is a protocol or set of standards defining a way for two systems to communicate.

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