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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...