[thelist] SSL Certificate Choices

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Fri Jan 25 18:26:33 CST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kasimir-k
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 5:54 PM
> Using a free certificate the visitors must usually excplictly 
> accept the CA as trusted. And if it is a site targeted to 
> general public, the browser popping up a question "do you 
> really trust this certificate authority?" does not appear 
> too trustworthy...

I do not concur with the premise of this argument.  Free or inexpensive
certificates do not inherently present such a message--all that is required
to avoid the message is to put the intermediate certificates (the whole
chain) on the server.

Check out alphaSSL.  


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