X.509 Certs For Personal Use

toor lists at 1337.mx
Sat Feb 18 10:16:50 UTC 2012

I use http://www.startssl.com/ for all my personal certifcates. I have
not had any issues with the validations (once you have an account you
can validate a domain by sending an email to a predefined list of
contact addresses) and the certificates are issued instantly.

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> I use these guys: http://www.cheapssls.com/
> They sell Geotrust and Comodo certs for under $10/yr.  The hassle
> level is quite low.  First you order a cert providing the usual
> billing info, then you go to their web site, pick the order you just
> paid for, go to a screen where you paste in your signing request, and
> pick which e-mail address to send the confirmation message to.  Click
> a URL in the confirmation message and the signed cert shows up in a
> few minutes.  The certs are chained, but I've had no acceptance
> problems once I realized I had to to add an extra Apache config line
> to serve the intermediate cert.
> If you get a Comodo cert for example.com, it'll also work for
> www.example.com.  Other than that, they seem to be equivalent.
> If you just want something for testing, http://freessl.com/ will
> provide a real 30 day Geotrust cert for free, with similarly low
> hassle.  At the end of the 30 days, you can renew the cert into a paid
> one at cheapssls or any other Geotrust reseller.
> I realize there are places that will provide totally free certs, but
> their hassle level is far greater.  For $24 I can get a Comodo cert
> that will make my SSL complaints go away for three years, which seems
> like a bargain to me.
> R's,
> John

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