[thelist] SSL Question

Maximillian Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Sun Apr 17 18:45:22 CDT 2005

Hershel Robinson wrote:
> My client wants to mask the URL so the user doesn't realize he has left our
> site.

Not a great idea to hide something if it's legitimate.  Just let the 
user know what's happening, either before they click the link, or on the 
donations page.

> If I use a frameset with one frame and load into that frame the third-party
> page, then of course my page is not SSL. Someone who advises my client
> suggested we could use a 30 dollar "Turbo SSL™ Secure Certificate Domain
> Only Validation" certificate from godaddy. We could install that on our site
> and then have a secure page.

A good idea.  But you should know that GoDaddy's certs will give 
security error messages for users of Safari on OS X up to 10.3.3 - a 
good many Mac users.[0]  If that's significant to you, you might go with 
a basic GeoTrust certificate, which is commonly available from hosting 
providers for around $100, or another "quick" SSL that does not suffer 
the Mac problem.

[0] https://certificates.starfieldtech.com/Faq.go#Browserubiquity

Maximillian Von Schwanekamp

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