|David Coulson on 10 Jul 2013 04:46:35 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] https Certificates Question|
On 7/10/13 7:35 AM, Mail List wrote:
What is the business case for SSL? Not to say you do it no matter the cost, but in general if you need SSL there is justification to pay for the cert.I need to set up one of my apache web servers as a secure server with https protocol. I'm wondering about the costs and potential pitfalls in doing so.
CAcert isn't a universally trusted certificate authority, as they have not gone through the same certification/auditing process as the large commercial vendors. In general, I would never run anything production using their certificates.A quick web search has found that commercial certificates from the "big guys" are around $250/year. However, I see that CAcert offers certificates for free.
I just buy certificates from Verisign (now Symantec). Maybe $500/yr for a 'normal' cert, but never had any issues.Can anyone point me to a good primer/reference for this, or let me know how you fared establishing a secure web server?
there is a smaller vendor - startssl.org - who offer free certificates, but not sure how widely they are supported. Comodo keep trying to sell me stuff, and they are pretty cheap - Think they got compromised a while ago, so we've avoided them.
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