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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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 ...
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SSL Configuration Problem

I've generated an SSL certificate with keytool: keytool -keystore keystore -alias mySite -genkey -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 I got this configured and working fine, but obviously it wasn't signed by ...
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How do SSL certificate authorities verify domains?

What is a reasonable and reputable SSL certificate signing authority -- and how do they verify the domain in the simplest case? Do they simply send an email to the Technical Contact for the domain ...
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Example of live site with trusted, signed but revoked certificate?

I'm drawing up some documentation for users with the intent on educating them on certificate revocation. I would like to include screen shots of browsers to demonstrate the user experience when ...
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SSL Certification on both www and no-www domains

We've got our website running and HTTPS / SSL works just great. EXCEPT: when users enter http://www.mydomain.com and then enter the secure area and get directed to https://www.mydomain.com it works ...
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Are browsers supposed to automatically retrieve intermediate SSL certificates and do they?

I have recently encountered the following issue: a user couldn't access a website that was using an intermediate VeriSign certificate because it is no longer included in Firefox. Some sources claim ...
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Advice on buying SSL certificate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSL certificate provider What are the main things to consider when choosing between SSL certificates from different providers? I find they vary in price incredibly.
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SSL Warranty - Meaningless?

Lots of SSL seem to come with a warranty: Extended Validation, Green Address Bar 40-bit minimum to 256-bit encryption USD $100,000 warranty VeriSign Trust™ Seal and services Has anyone in history ...
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How to install mod_ssl for Apache

I have installed Apache httpd a while ago and have recently come back to it to try setup SSL and get it serving several different tomcat servers. At the moment I have two completely separate tomcat ...
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fully encrypt website using SSL

I had been trying to use SSL for the following site http://bit.ly/e8Lj32 , although the SSL certificate is signed properly by networksolutions , each time the pages are loaded it still displays an ...
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What is recommended - UC or EV or EV UC certificate? [closed]

We are implementing Exchange 2010 server and an eCommerce site. Both of these need certificates and I am confused what to use? I know Exchange need UC certificate. Can I use it for the ecommerce site ...
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How can my organization become a Root CA?

I'm the founder of a little non-profit French organization. Currently, we're providing free web and shell hosting. Is there a way to become a Trusted Certificate Authority, in order to give free SSL ...
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Example sites which use UCC certificates

Can anyone point me to a few sites that make use of a UCC (SAN) certificates? I tried to search for this but found a lot of information about UCC certficates without any examples. As a sanity check ...
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Getting “cannot verify server identity” on iPhone and iPad for Go Daddy SSL

Whenever people navigate to a particular site of ours on an iPhone or iPad they are getting a "cannot verify server identity" message. Our certificate was issued by Go Daddy. I ran this checker as ...
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Why does my certificate provider ask me to disable its root certificate?

I received an SSL certificate from GoDaddy yesterday and their instructions to install the certificate seemed weird. To be precise, they asked me to disable their root certificate in server. NOTE: ...
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EV SSL Certificates - does anyone care?

Is any one aware of any data or studies from an impartial source that show the impact of EV SSL certificates on customer behavior? I've been unable to find any such studies. If an EV SSL certificate ...
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Getting SSL certificate for a sub-domain

Our company owns a domain say www.mycompany.com. I understand that it is trivial to get an SSL certificate for above domain since we do have a website running on that address. We want a certificate ...
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Do i need an ssl certificate for a site allowing users to make donations online?

Hii, The site is technically a foundation, a non profit organization website, which will allow people to make donations for the cause. Is purchasing an SSL certificate for this site a good idea? How ...
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I've renewed my SSL certificate… do I need to “do” anything more?

I've had an SSL certificate for a site for 2 years (from GoDaddy), and it was about to expire in a few weeks. I renewed with GoDaddy for another 2 years. Do I need to update anything manually on the ...
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Need an EV SSL certificate [closed]

Hi buddy I desperately needed EV ssl certificate for one of my client urgently. Do you know any SSL provider who is providing low price then regular? Please let me know, so I can save some of my ...
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What is needed to add DNSSEC to my site?

What is needed to add DNSSEC to my site? Is it like HTTPS/SSL that I have to buy a certificate, or can I generate one myself to use? Is there any free way I can use DNSSEC or do I have to pay for ...
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How to set the Bit Length when generating SSL Certificat with Java keytool?

I'm going to create a SSL Certificate so I can use https on my web site. I have to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and I did generate such a file with the Java keytool following the guide ...
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What are the benefits of a more expensive SSL certificate?

I've been comparing prices of different SSL certificates and found a massive difference in prices between different providers. If we take ...
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What would be a list of common website expenses?

For example: seo; web-development; site-maintenance; hosting; domain; ssl-certificate; etc. ___UPDATES___ FROM_ME: Stock-Photos; Logo; Legal; eCommerce_Shopping-Cart FROM_Lèse_majesté: ...
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What is SSL Hosting and what are the requirements for making secure transaction

I am here in order to collect the information for making secure online transaction. My client has got a online shopping site. We are now having cart in our own site and transfering the cart detail to ...
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SSL versus EV SSL

As I understand it, SSL certificates verify the connection between the host and the browser, preventing MITM attacks. Is it true that EV SSL verifies the host itself, thus preventing (in theory) ...
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is godaddy SSL standard certificate compatible with *all* browsers?

Could you answer to at least one of these questions: 1) is godaddy SSL standard certificate compatible with all browsers (chrome and safari on iphone, or android browsers included) ? ...
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free SSL certificates?

how comes that some SSL certificates are free ? What does that mean ? Are they secure or not ?
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Using wildcard certificates

Can I buy a wildcard certificate to use the same SSL certificate on multiple domains? For example, www.example.com, www.example.org and www.example.net (on different hosting services)? If I can, Is ...
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Looking for SSL certificates (first time)

I need to buy SSL certificates and it is the first time. 1) My option would be the "cheapest ones". What am I going to risk, what kind of service quality I'm going to lose if I buy the cheapest ? Are ...
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Should we get an EV Certificate?

Our regular SSL provider is offering EV certificates for under $US200, and it just so happens that the certificate for our B2B e-commerce site is expiring in a month (which should give us enough time ...
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SSL certificate provider

I need a SSL certificate for a new site I'm building and I have to choose a SSL provider. What to look for when choosing and what's your experience dealing with them? Thanks!
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Choosing which domain to secure

We've got a website that is served on both www.example.com and just example.com - we've never done any sort of forcing users from one domain to the other, so if they land on example.com then that's ...
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is RapidSSL wildcard cert supported by major browsers?

I'm thinking of buying a wildcard SSL cert from clickSSL : http://www.clickssl.com/rapidssl/rapidsslwildcard.aspx That would be a rapidssl certificate, and I was looking into my firefox options to ...
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Is it a bad practice to use self-signed SSL certificates?

SSL certificates are pretty expensive for individuals, especially if you need to secure different subdomains. I am considering using self-signed certificates, as my primary focus is to secure the ...
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Is it possible to share SSL certificates across servers?

We have a web application we will be launching soonish and for right now we just have one SSL/HTTPS certificate. We have this one certificate shared across 3 servers(in a cluster for load balancing) ...
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Using wildcard certificates for multi-server deployment

Currently we are deploying a beta API for our services and we want that all request/responses from the API works over https. I'm confused about using wildcard certificates for both api and www urls. ...
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Are the different types of SSL certificates a bit of a scam?

I'm looking into getting a few SSL certificates for domains to cover the following: autodiscover.example.com remote.example.com www.example.com Wildcard certificates are too expensive, so I'm ...
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If I need HTTPS / SSL encryption on my web site, does it matter who I get my certificate from?

If I need HTTPS / SSL encryption on my web site, does it matter who I get my certificate from? Are some SSL certificate vendors better than others? If so, why?