Questions tagged [security-certificate]

Electronic document that proves ownership of a public key. E.g. for SSL connections.

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StartSSL certificate gives SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE in Firefox and ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID in Chrome

My existing HTTPS certificate is expiring soon so I bought a new one. I'm having a very hard time installing it properly though. I have a wildcard certificate from StartSSL for *.deadsea....
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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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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 going ...
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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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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 http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-...
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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 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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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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How do I remove HTTPS results from Google after the domain has been redirected and the SSL certificate taken down?

I need to remove HTTPS results from Google search rankings for the domain A that has been redirected to another domain B. So domain A does not have any pages on it at the moment and it will not have ...
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EV SSL Certificates - does anyone care? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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https://example.com and https://www.example.com: Should I use one or two SSL certificates?

I am in the process of enabling HTTPS on my web sites. I have a web site, let's call it example.com, which is available both with and without a www. prefix. I can now: request one SSL certificate ...
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How to set up a reverse proxy on an SSL subdirectory from another server?

Setup is as follows: Our agency's client's domain is https://www.example.com (with SSL certificate from Amazon) They have NGINX severs, and manage their own hosting They want us to build a few simple ...
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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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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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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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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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Using AutoSSL/LetsEncrypt To Give Cert to SubDomain Pointing to Separate Server

Background I have a primary website hosted on a LAMP-based VPS, with WHM and cPanel. I've installed the Let's Encrypt cPanel plugin to use with AutoSSL, and that is working for the main site. ...
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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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Will a RapidSSL certificate prevent MITM attacks?

I am looking into buying a SSL certificate for my website. I have found a certificate available from RapidSSL. Will this certificate prevent a MITM attack? Will this certificate show warnings to the ...
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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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Cheap Positive SSL worths? [closed]

Searching about cheap certificates, I saw that ssls.com offers a positive SSL certificate for $3.88 per year. Is this even possible? What is the difference to the positive SSL certificate from ...