The following is an extremely simplified view of how SSL is implemented and what part the certificate plays in the entire process.
Typically for a low volume site where verified identity is not import one would use a self-signed certificate for SSL. Unfortunately these triggers security warnings in browsers and require you to recognise/remember checksums to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks when accessing your own servers over HTTPS.
This step by step guide explains how you can enble SSL on WAMP.
I’m working on a project that is requiring me to use SSL (to make a https connection) on my local installation of WAMP. After much searching and a couple tries, it appears that I finally got it working. This post should be useful to anyone who is trying to do the same.