[thelist] SSL Certificate Choices

Robert Gormley robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com
Sat Jan 26 16:09:04 CST 2008

That seems odd. Are you saying that if the entire chain is on the
server, up to and including a root certificate, the browser will not
prompt for the use of an untrusted root cert? That seems both odd, and
an utterly huge security hole...


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Joshua Olson
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> -----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
to avoid the message is to put the intermediate certificates (the whole
chain) on the server.

Check out alphaSSL.  



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