An SSL certificate (Secure Socket Layer Certificate) is an X.509 certificate that is issued for the purpose of identifying peers in an SSL connection. It is assigned to a domain or hosting account.

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Are there any usable free options for SSL certificates? [on hold]

I'm aware that there are old questions in the same vein, but they're from ~2010 and everything has moved on a lot since then. Also, a caveat below excludes the common old answer. Background: I've got ...
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cPanel SSL installation

I've tried transferring SSL issued by GoDaddy to Linux based server. The website was originally hosted in Windows. After the installation is completed, I got a message like this in cPanel: ...
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Migrate a ASP.NET web service from http to https. How to create a SSL certificate that works in test environment on IIS 7.5?

I have a question regarding a web service, http and https. First of all, there is a quite similar question with an accepted answer on StackOverflow. Like the questioner on SO, I have a simple working ...
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Any reason not to buy SSL certificates from a reseller?

Is there any reason to buy an SSL certificate directly from the host (for $49, for example), instead of through a well-known reseller, for only $10.95? Specifically in my case, I just need to ...
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Does the server type matter when purchasing an SSL certificate from Network Solutions for NodeJS?

I am running an instance of ExpressJS using NodeJS and wish to have it start using HTTPS. My company purchases SSL certificates through Network Solutions. When trying to give them my CSR, Network ...
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Problems with SSL certificate in IIS 8

I bought certificate only for name_domain.com under the configuration for IIS 8 (on Windows Server 2012). I have 301 redirects from www.name_domain.com to https://name_domain.com. If I open the ...
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What is “SSL Server-Client Authentication”?

In comparing different SSL certificates I see "Server-Client Authentication" listed as a benefit of a paid certificate over a free one. (see it here) But what exactly is this added benefit that ...
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Would a self-signed certificate impact my site for search engines?

Would a self-signed certificate impact my site for search engines? By that I mean, do robots refuse to index sites with self-signed certificates?
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Why do CDNs charge so much for private SSL? [closed]

I've been looking at various CDN services, and many of them seem to charge a pretty hefty fee compared to the free shared SSL offering. One in particular, CDN77, is offering private SSL for $700/year. ...
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SSL issues on my website

I'm running a XenForo website and I am now getting SSL security issues. I'm not so experienced in SSL, so I'm hoping you guys can provide some clarity on them. I was thinking that they probably had ...
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How can I stop my blog from trying to use SSL?

I noticed yesterday that my Avg Visit Duration for users on Androids plummeted on 13th September. So I looked into it and found that Android users were being sent a warning message when they tried to ...
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Are self-signed SSL certificates allowed by shared hosting providers?

I have contacted my hosting provider (GoDaddy.com) about how to implement self-signed SSL certificate in my server. Their support team replied to me that they don't provide this for shared hosting. ...
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Thatwe SSL123 Installation issue on CPanel, Invalid Certificate on Firefox

I have tried to install digital certificate on the CPanel, Everything giving success I have purchased and installed one Thawte SSL123 Certificate for domin dev.znda.net on Cpanel.Everything works ...
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Does any SSL certificate authority handle third-level .name domains? [closed]

I am the owner of a third-level .name domain of form subdomain.example.name. The .name domain hierarchy is somewhat unusual in that generally one registers a third-level domain such as mine, rather ...
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Mixing self signed certs with traditional SSL

I have a traditional SSL cert going to a subdomain secure.mydomain.com on my domain. My host required me to have a dedicated IP in order to do this. I would also like to use HTTPS on my site for when ...
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How many SSL certificates are required for multiple domains on a single server?

My company's development team is in process of developing two sites that will have two separate domain names (let's say foo.com and bar.com), but will be hosted on a single cloud Linux/Apache server. ...
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SSL Certificates for a Citrix CAG - How to move from Thawte to GoDaddy

I have a citrix CAG which currently uses Thawte's certificate. What is the process to start using GoDaddy's SSL certificate?
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SSL: What are the differences between Domain Validation and Extended Validation Certificates? [closed]

I can get Extended Validation for cheaper than Domain Validation, yearly. What are the differences between them?
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SSL certificate error only in Internet Explorer 8

My SSL certificate works on all modern browsers (IE 9+), but does not work on IE 8. With modern browsers, the SSL certificate for my domain is used, but IE 8 wants to use the SSL certificate for my ...
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What folder should I apply SSL certificate to?

Is an SSL cert applied to a specific folder or also all subfolders of that folder? If the SSL is applied to the root, will it be applied to all sub-folders? If so why would I not always apply to ...
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How to determine the sequence of ordering certificates by browser?

I did a Mutual Certificate Authentication implementation with OpenSSL and Apache Web Server on CentOS platform. To simple explanation see this diagram: ---------- | ...
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CPanel - Wild card SSL - How to point *.domain.com to one root and sub.domain.com to another root

I have a wildcard (*.domain.com) SSL certificate installed on my CPanel server. I have domain.com configured to point to /domain.com as its document root and use this wildcard SSL certificate. I ...
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HTTPS connection treated differently across browsers

I am using an SSL certificate for a website and the server redirects all http connections to https (a conscious choice). A tool provided by the CA says that the certificate has been installed ...
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How many SSL certificates are required?

I have the following domains, all inside one single VPS (one IP address): www.example.com classmates.com john.classmates.com mary.classmates.com blog.classmates.com If I need https for the ...
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is free ssl certificate appropriate - only needed for login page

I need to protect the user's credentials on my website's login page. The rest of the website does not need SSL. I don't sell anything or accept any credit card information (now or in the future) ...
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Need HTTPS on web server with plesk. Without buying certificate?

I just want that communication with web server is encrypted. I don't want to by SSL certificate. The server has Plesk installed and as i see, there is some way to add SSL certificate but i don't know ...
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How to direct https requests to http while SSL cert expired? [duplicate]

The SSL certificate on my site has expired, which has caused https requests to the site to fail. While I am sorting out a new SSL certificate, what can I do to redirect https requests into the http ...
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SSL Hosting Support for site with existing SSL certificate [duplicate]

I would like to know if there are any hosts that host PHP sites with SSL support for free, if I have an existing SSL certificate for my domain. I checked out many questions here(about 10) but none of ...
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Can SSL Wildcards have multiple/nested levels of wildcard?

I know that an SSL wildcard certificate (*.example.org) can be used to support many names under the domain (a.example.org, b.example.org, c.example.org). I also know that the * is only good for ...
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Apache Server - Wrong Certificate

At work we are moving a website from "outside" to "inside". Standard LAMP website (Apache, MySQL, PHP). The issue I'm having is that it's serving up the wrong certificate. https:/intranet - on my ...
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When should I go for extended-validation SSL? [closed]

At what point do I need an extended-validation SSL certificates (EV) rather than the less expensive domain-validated SSL certificate?
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How to add lock symbol to my website using private SSL in https pages

I just purchased SSL for my website from hostgator, so that I can add lock symbol in my website, when users visit https://www.mysite.com For example: Now they have installed the certificate, but ...
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How do I add domains to certificate

I just installed a dedi. I got a self signed certificate to maindomain.com Then I want to access childdomain.com/cpanel The certificate is for the main domain on the server. I tried to access cPanel ...
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What will be the impact on SEO if we remove our SSL certificate (url become http instead of https)?

For some weird reason the content accessed though our domains is returned via SSL HTTPS on all domains pointing to the server. https://domain.com leads to our website, with a proper SSL certificate ...
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Extended validation certificate not changing browser bar green in Firefox

I'm having some problems with an Extended validation certificate on a site that isn't showing the green bar correctly in Firefox. Chrome and IE are working fine. When I load the page the bar appears ...
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Enabling SSL on Apache2 causes address already in use error

My server works just fine on a normal Apache2 install. Now, I'm trying to install subversion on this server using a guide I found on the net called: Installation of Subversion on Ubuntu, with Apache, ...
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GeoTrust SSL brand name used by re-sellers

I feel like a I got the bait-and-switch from my web host provider since they advertise "GeoTrust SSL" for $99. I purchased it, thinking the certificate is issued from geotrust.com, but then I get an ...
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Shared SSL hosting receives all SSL requests but why is Google getting it wrong?

The website is hosted on a shared server that supports SSL. The web hosting provider secures our website using SSL: https://domain.com instead of http://domain.com Ever since then all the client ...
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Getting fingerprint from Apache certificate (combined with key)

I have just created a certificate for my Apache SSL host using: make-ssl-cert /usr/share/ssl-cert/ssleay.cnf /etc/ssl/private/myhost.crt Now what is the correct way to get the fingerprint out of ...
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How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?

Simplified problem I want to buy a domain and make a website that is fully secured with DNSSEC. I want to make sure that only the one right SSL certificate could be validated by the browsers and all ...
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Renewing a SSL certificate with GoDaddy [closed]

GoDaddy sells SSL certificates for $12 per year (the most basic one). I have bought one of those last year, and now is the time to renew. However they are now asking for $50 for the renewal (the $12 ...
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What books or articles are must reads for learning about SSL management [closed]

I have found it very hard to find any books or articles that assume no understanding and take you from nothing to a master at managing SSL certificates on web servers. Most articles I have found deal ...
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Creating an SSL Certificate

I have a barracuda SSL VPN. I also have a website hosted on winhost.com. On my website, I have a link to login to my VPN. I always get the "untrusted certificate" message. It says its untrusted ...
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Self signed SSL certificate with a wild card - works for sub domain, fails for the main domain

For development purposes I created a self signed SSL certificate where CN = *.example.com. After installing the certificate, when browsing to any sub domain https://sub.example.com I got the nice ...
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Is CPanel: SSL certificate installed correctly?

My web host said they installed an SSL certificate for me. On Cpanel, in the SSL tab, is has the following: SSL status Enabled CA certificate Not installed Is this what it should say ...
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SSL Certificate

I've received the email below from Google about my WordPress site and have no idea how to follow the instructions. Any help out there? Dear Webmaster, The host name of your site, ...
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Does MSIE recognise StartCom as an SSL Certificate Authority?

Ok, so I'm thinking about getting in on the SSL action, so that my sites can be secure etc, and after hours of shopping for the best priced certificate, I find out that StartSSL offer a free one. One ...
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Should I get an SGC enabled SSL certificate?

I'm in the market for a new SSL certificate and am wondering if I should get an SGC enabled certificate or not? In the past I have just used cheap SSL certificates but since this is for a new company ...
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When do I need a website certificate?

Can someone explain me when I need a web site certificate? I will have a web app that will be used for representing live data. Do I need a certificate for that type of web application? A user will be ...
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Script to determine the SSL certificate assigned to each site

I have a IIS6 web server with 100+ sites on it. Recently, I was forced to renew my wildcard SSL certificate which all the sites use by creating a new CSR request rather than a renew CSR request. I ...