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The PRIMARY objective of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is to ensure:

only the sender and receiver are able to encrypt/decrypt the data.

the sender and receiver can authenticate their respective identities.

the alteration of transmitted data can be detected.

the ability to identify the sender by generating a one-time session key.

SSL generates a session key used to encrypt/decrypt the transmitted data, thus ensuring its

confidentiality. Although SSL allows the exchange of X509 certificates to provide for identification
and authentication, this feature along with choices C and D are not the primary objectives.

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