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Topic # 25471 22-Aug-2008 10:33
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Hello!

Firefox 3 throws up big fat warnings when faced with an SSL certificate that is not signed by one of the (many) recognised certificate authorities.

Getting an 'officially signed' one costs money. Can someone recommend a CA then that is ... you know ... cheap? I need one of those official certificates, but I don't want to spend too much money either.

Thank you very much...

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  Reply # 158953 22-Aug-2008 13:55
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Godaddy.com have a 'domain control verified' SSL certificate which is pretty cheap - depends on what you need it for.




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  Reply # 158970 22-Aug-2008 15:01
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bcourtney: http://www.certificatesforexchange.com/


these guys would have to be the cheapest for SAN certificates (multiple subject alternative names)




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What are the free ones? Would be good to be able to use one without cost for personal systems and testing.

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  Reply # 158992 22-Aug-2008 16:16
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KShips: What are the free ones? Would be good to be able to use one without cost for personal systems and testing.

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if you are testing within an Active Directory organisation you can install our own trusted certification authority (CA) and issue ssl certificates which are automatically trusted by any computer inside the domain.  if you test with a computer *outside* the domain you will have to explicitly trust the enterprise CA.

You can also get "official" test ssl certificates for free from the ssl vendors - these typically last for days to months and require you to explicitly trust their test-CA in your browser/certificate cache.

alternatively you can create your own - google up "self signed ssl" along with your software of choice - e.g. IIS, Apache, etc - and you should find instructions on how to generate your own ssl cert.  There is a tool that comes with the Microsoft IIS resource kit for example that will create and install an ssl certificate for you.




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  Reply # 158998 22-Aug-2008 16:25
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Will do some investigaion and probably set own SSL until have something that is really needing proper Cert.

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  Reply # 159103 23-Aug-2008 05:36
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So, yesterday I start this thread with a question about cheap SSL certificates (thank you for all the replies!) and today I find a comparison site for SSL certificates! How convenient.


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foobar: So, yesterday I start this thread with a question about cheap SSL certificates (thank you for all the replies!) and today I find a comparison site for SSL certificates! How convenient.



except for the fact that they are missing a bunch of the options there (and their prices are wrong).  www.cetificatesforexchange.com offer a $60 per year UC cert for 5 domains which is a bit cheaper than the godaddy cert.  www.optimumssl.com offer a $14.95 single ssl cert which is also almost half the price of the godaddy one.

if you want a fully trusted ssl for testing which works for 90 days, for free, use one of these:
http://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/free-ssl-certificate.html?whichssl




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  Reply # 159430 24-Aug-2008 22:57
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Had a look at StartSSL?

I think they have a free option.




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I get all my certs through namecheap.com (a few single domain ones and one wildcard), I also get international domains through them, easy to have it all in one place.  Thier support is a bit patchy, but really once it's issued it's issued.




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  Reply # 163114 8-Sep-2008 16:55
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sleemanj: I get all my certs through namecheap.com (a few single domain ones and one wildcard), I also get international domains through them, easy to have it all in one place.  Thier support is a bit patchy, but really once it's issued it's issued.

I've always had great support from them...

They're also offering 'free' certificates for new registrations / transfers.




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