[thelist] How to pick a Security Certificate

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 11:20:50 CST 2007

Anthony Baratta wrote:
> They claim "Offer 99% browser recognition." And visiting the links does not cause the browser to bark with an unknown root server.
> Seems to me that spending $15 and seeing if it works as advertised is worth it.

Makes sense to me.

> Remember, all you are buying is a public/private key signed by a known entity. That is a trivial process to automate. The costs associated with SSL Certs has to do with the "validation" that you are who you say you are. Thawte / VeriSign run a full back group check, GeoTrust an automated phone call check. I don't know what GoDaddy does - but for the most part people are just looking for the "https" locks and that their browser does not throw any SSL cert warnings. Most people don't care much beyond that.

Yes, without question. Most folks (laymen) indeed have no idea who 
issues certs nor do they care.


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