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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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 ...
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SSL between customer's domain having CNAME to our secured server?

We're setting up a payment service -- a few pages to collect credit cards, and do other stuff that needs to be secure. We would like to offer the service to customers via a cobranded page we serve ...
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HTTPS iframe inside an HTTPS page

I'm developing a Wifi Homepage, which comes by default for all the users of the hotspot. In order to redirect them properly to my homepage, I'm using an SSL certificate, and the page is hosted ...
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Why is godaddy HTTPS/SSL certification so much cheaper than digicert, thawte, and verisign?

I am a novice on HTTPS/SSL but GoDaddy charges $12.99 and Digicert, thawte, and Verisign charge $100-1000+ for SSL certificates. I must be missing something on the quality of the encryption or ...
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Is it possible to view all previously issued SSL certificates for a particular domain?

If we wanted to know if a particular domain has had SSL certificates issued to it by CAs in the past, that are now revoked/expired, is there is a resource that has that information?
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IIS 7 Require SSL automatically redirect to https://

I've configured IIS 7 to require SSL. I'm wondering if I can automatically redirect non-ssl requests to be encrypted. For example, if a user types in http://domain.com, can IIS redirect the request ...
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How can I set the default page for an https request?

We have a website which has a Virtual Directory containing the secure portion of the website. If users come to http://www.mydomain.com, they should get directed to default.aspx of the main site, but ...
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How to use the private and public keys?

I am new to ssl certificates, i wanted to learn about ssl certificates, and I generated private and public keys myself while logged into cpanel, I wonder how to use those and generate a secured ...
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SSL Certificate Works in Monit - But Not in Keystore

I have a situation where there's a keystore file with the various root/intermediate certificates stored in it in a way that it seems to work for most browsers. Problem is that when mobile browsers ...
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Do I need SSL for “Coming Soon” email signup form?

My website is a few months from going live, and marketing efforts are beginning. I would like to put up a short coming soon page with an email field to sign up for updates. Does this require an SSL ...
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Do I need an SSL Certificate?

I'm thinking about building an app that lets users upload images to sites like Flickr. They would need to enter their password to do this. I would send the data through PHP, do I need to get a SSL ...
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cname forward from https to http

We are migrating web host and I wonder if it is possible in the migration phase to do a CNAME forward from https://address1.com to http://address2.com. Would the certificate still work even if the new ...
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SSL 128bit… Why not 256bit

Have set up an SSL certificate for a new site, and in checking with the browser, the SSL states it's encrypted with 128bit encryption. I have tried with the latest versions of Chrome, IE9 and FF, all ...
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Will a simple domain validated SSL certificate show a 'green lock'?

I'm looking into buying an SSL certificate for my domain. I'm considering buying: https://www.ssl.nu/en/products/regular+ssl/ssl+basic/ which is just a domain validation certificate I think. Will ...
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Shared SSL certificate

I sit and look at the SSL certificates and web host.Direct what is the difference between a shared SSL certificate and other SSL certificates? Technically speaking.
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Extra configuration needed after installing SSL certificate?

We recently developed two rather simple PHP applications for AXA (European bank). URL's are axa.tfo.be/incentives/cipres and axa.tfo.be/incentives/zrkk (access to both sites is restricted to visitors ...
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Does https site needs extra configuration after installation of SSL certificate?

I recently developed an incentive website for a European bank, and one of the requirements was SSL - the website displays some personal customer data (though no financial or really sensitive data). ...
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SSL certificate question

I'm looking into buying a SSL certificate for my website. I have found the following: http://www.rapidssl.com/buy-ssl/ssl-certificate/index.html Will this certificate prevent a MITM attack? Will ...
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Would using a self-signed SSL certificate be appropriate in this scenario?

Now I realize this topic has been discussed in a few questions before (specifically this one), but I'm still a little confused about the implications of using a self-signed certificate, and how I ...
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Error 500 on phpMyAdmin via https from “self-signed certificate”?

I have used Cpanel to generate and install a self-signed certificate for HTTPS and now that I have installed phpMyAdmin once I access phpMyAdmin via HTTPS it throws out an error 500 message. Why is ...
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Can I modify an existing certificate to run on multiple hostnames?

I've been investigating and I found instructions on how to create an SSL certificate with multiple hostnames, but I need to know whether I can modify an existing certificate (not create a new ...
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Has anyone ever claimed a warranty on an SSL certificate? [closed]

SSL certificates often advertise varying amounts of warranties or guarantees, for example $500,000 or $1m. My question is, in the history of SSL, has anyone ever actually successfully claimed one of ...
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Is RapidSSL WildCard Cert suitable for my eCommerce Web site?

We have recently launched our online T-Shirts shop which is based on eCommerce platform but certainly we have been facing problem of customer’s transactions security as they were asking for suitable ...
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SSL Certificate is Untrusted how to fix it

How can i fix the untrusted ? And why it appears ? What may cause this problem.This is in FF but in Chrome is red https with x marked on it.
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Free (Or Cheap) Alternatives For An SSL Certificate For Facebook Apps [closed]

In October (from what I remember) Facebook will require HTTPS connections to pages and app's that are hosted away from Facebook. At the moment, it comes up with a popup saying "do you want to turn ...
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What makes a SSL certificate “signed”?

When you buy a SSL certificate from Comodo, it is signed by Comodo and therefore trusted. How is it signed though? Why can't anyone sign the certificate pretending to be Comodo?
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How to promote the quality/security of your a website to your its customers?

Our organization is building a Drupal web platform that we aim at reselling as a cloud service. In order to provide our customers with maximum confidence in our solution, we're looking at ways of ...
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Can I obtain trusted SSL certificates without giving out personal information?

I am launching a site that will require secure (ssl) account login, no payments or credit cards involved. Self signed certificates gives annoying warnings in browsers, so I want to get a trusted SSL ...
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SSL Certificate is Untrusted… sometimes

Web Designer I'm working with signed up a new client that needed an SSL certificate. We went to namecheap.com and purchased on from Comodo. Got all the needed files and set it up in ISPConfig. To ...
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Is this a legitimate tool to check for digital certificates? [closed]

I've been looking for a method to handle checking my domain for certificates that are in use, but my provider doesn't provide a tool to see how many are currently in use. I've stumbled upon the ...
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Ad service that supports ssl (secure publishing)

Is there an add service like adsense that supports SSL ads? I wish to put ads on a secured (https) pages but Google Adsense doesn't support it. I know Adbrite works for text based SSL ads but I ...
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certificate for website login

Not sure if this belongs here or at serverfault... I've seen websites where, to login to the website, requires a digital certificate to be installed for the user logging in. As far as I can tell, ...
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SSL redirection

I want to redirect one of my domain hosted in a domain provider to a different server where I have a Tomcat based application installed. I have purchased SSL for the server with Tomcat installed. The ...
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SSL Certificate and IP Binding

I try to setup SSL on my server for only one web site (I have few there using IIS7). I bought an SSL certificate, installed it but when I come to bind I don't have to option to specify the host ...
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Is unique IP address a must for SSL?

The shared hosting company told me that if I buy an IP address then it will be applicable for the addon domains too. What does it mean? Then the SSL certificate won't work since there will be more ...
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How do I transfer an SSL certificate to a new server

I have a site running on GoDaddy shared hosting, which is going to be moved over to a VPS. The site has a SSL certificate from GoDaddy. How can I move over the certificate in a seamless way, so that ...
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Issue with security certificate name

I have inherited an old website whose security certificate causes this error when viewed with IE. "The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" Is there ...