SSL Certificates Blog

Deprecation of 3 year SSL Certificates

As of March 2, 2017, the CA/Browser Forum, which sets the general guidelines for issuing SSL Certificates, has decided to limit the maximum lifetime for DV and OV certificates to 825 days (i.e. 27 months) – see CA/Browser Forum –…

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Get a Code Signing Certificate

Who can apply for a code signing certificate ? A code signing certificate can be issued for natural persons (e.g. individual developers, sole traders) and registered companies and organizations (e.g. Ltd., Inc., LLC, associations, etc.). However, only COMODO currently issued…

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CA Intermediate Certificates (SHA-2)

Intermediate Certificates for Comodo, RapidSSL, GeoTrust and thawte certificates Please download the intermediate certificate for your product below: Globalsign AlphaSSL / AlphaSSL Wildcard Download Comodo Comodo Positive SSL / Positive SSL Wildcard / Positive SSL Multi-Domain Download Comodo Essential SSL…

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Nov 2015: No More SSL Certs with Internal Names

In July 2012, the CA/Browser Forum, the industry standards board for Certificate Authorities and the browsers that use Certificates, made a decision to deprecate the usage of reserved IP addresses and internal names for certificates, effective November 1st 2015. All…

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What is SSL ?

The SSL protocol is the web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL protected web sites and services. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data.…

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What is a wildcard SSL certificate ?

Usually, an SSL certificate is issued for a single fully qualified domain name (= common name), e.g. ssl.example.com. It can only be used with this  domain name – if used with another domain name an error message will be fetched:…

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