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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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forward certificates [closed]

I'm an experienced programmer, but somewhat new to (professional) web developement, hence please excuse if this question is silly. I want to create a website (in a protected intranet area) that ...
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Can we use open SSL to generate certifiicates for 100 customer websites?

We have more then 100 customers and we need to set their websites up with SSL. Do we have to buy the SSL certificates from one of the companies (Godddy and etc) or we can use OpenSSL for free?
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Understanding the SHA1 sunset on SSL

According to this article: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/gradually-sunsetting-sha-1.html SHA1 in SSL certificates will start reporting SSL errors to chrome browsers fairly soon. ...
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Do I have to give my mailing address to create a certificate? [duplicate]

So, ICANN seems to require a mailing address for my domain, but my registrar (like many others) offers to proxy the mail to me to provide privacy. However, when I want to create an SSL certificate, ...
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Generate SHA-2 CSR in Plesk

Plesk can be used to generate CSR's for SSL certificates but uses SHA-1 as the hash by default. Browsers will soon prefer SHA-2 certificates, so I'd like to start using that for CSR hashing. How can ...
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SSL certificate for server with 2 static ips

We have an apache server in our office premises which is used for some ssl related requests. The office premise has 2 internet connections with static ip address. The internet connections are switched ...
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Does Google prefer 1-year SSL certificate over 3, 5-year SSL certificates?

I'm currently working on converting my company's site to SSL and the developer I'm working with asked if Google preferred 1-year certificates over 3-year certificates. I thought I vaguely remembered ...
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Which browsers support SNI?

Because of the way web servers and SSL work, previously a dedicated IP address was required for running an SSL certificate on a domain. But with a new technique (SNI, abbreviation for Server Name ...
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How to get a free signed secure certificate? [closed]

My web hosting service only provide non-free signed secure certificate. Is there a way I can get a free one on Internet?
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Redirecting HTTPS to HTTP without purchasing another IP address

So in the past I have always bought a new IP when working with SSL certs. I came across a client that is on a shared IP and using a cert for one of the sites but not the others. So domain #1 has cert ...
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How to install/update/upgrade SSL certificate in Tomcat?

I am about to install/update/upgrade a SSL certificate in one of the servers which has the following configuration Sever information: Sever version: Apache Tomcat/6.0.35 OS version: Linux ...
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How can I make a browser trust my SSL certificate when I request resources from an external server?

I have installed an SSL certificate on one of my domains and it works perfectly, but on some pages I include a Google Font, which causes my certificate icon to change in: instead of: The reason, ...
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Will canonical tag referencing unsecure HTTP URLs on a HTTPS page cause the unsecure message?

If a secure HTTPS page has a canonical tag referencing the HTTP version, will this cause the message in the browser that the page is using unsecure elements and prevent the green lock icon appearing? ...
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Using SSL Certificates with shared hosting/different domain provider

I need to add a HTTPS address to an existing domain. Unfortunately there two companies involved: One for shared web-hosting, and one for the domain. How do SSL Certificated domains work in such ...
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How do I create a High Assurance Root Certificate Authority

I understand the basic nature of High Assurance Certificates. You pay more money for a certificate and the Certificate Authority investigates your company to a greater degree. After that occurs and ...
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Can I create CSR for Symantec EV SSL from another machine?

Given the additional checks to validate the organisation for the EV certificates, must the CSRs be created from the actual production web servers? In my capacity as a contractor, I thought I would ...
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apache is not allowing me to use port number 443 in virtual tag for configuring apache for https service [closed]

I am trying to configure apache for https service in xampp , i am almost done i am jsut struggling with that virtual tag in which i have give information about my self-signed ssl-certificate and key ...
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www vs non-www ssl certificate?

We have a Drupal 6 shopping cart system that works fine on Apache/cPanel. We had an SSL cert for www.xyz.com through NS which expired 2 days ago. My boss called Network Solutions and they walked ...
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What happens when a temporary self-signed SSL certificate is replaced with a trusted certificate?

My website is in beta stage. I am using a temporary self-signed SSL certificate with a short expiry date. Beta users have to add the exception on their browser to access HTTPS on my website. ...
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Set Up Of Common Name Of SSL Certificate To Protect Plesk Panel

A PCI Compliance scanner is balking that the self signed SSL certificate protecting secure access to Plesk Panel contains a name mismatch between the location of the Plesk Panel and the name on the ...
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Installing a wildcard SSL Cert

I am in the process of putting the final touches to a rather complex multi-server setup where the server domain names are along the lines of srva.example.com, srvb.example.com etc. At present I have ...
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Multi-Domain SSL and redirections

I have one server with the main domain being: WebSiteA.com. I've got 2 others domains on the same server: WebSiteB.com and WebsiteC.com. I want to have one website architecture with 3 different ...
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SSL website with non-SSL images only content delivery network

I am serving my own CDN using subdomains for static images only, and want to use a SSL cert on the main website. For example; https://www.example.com would download images from ...
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Does an SSL Certificate actually require a dedicated IP?

My web host which I have been with for at least going on 8 years now is requiring a dedicated IP address, which is $3.33/Month now for assigning a SSL Certificate with my web hosting package and ...
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SSL not working on home page

Recently set up a server for a client and installed a Comodo Positive SSL certificate. In firefox everywhere on the website I can see the padlock icon which shows the Comodo verification, except the ...
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Are there any usable free options for SSL certificates? [closed]

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?

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) ...