SSL Certificates Blog

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…

Continue reading »

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…

Continue reading »

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…

Continue reading »

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.…

Continue reading »

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:…

Continue reading »

GeoTrust SSL Assistant – IIS (Windows)

GeoTrust launched a new version of their SSL Assistant for Microsoft Internet Information Servers (IIS). This tool makes it very easy and convenient to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and install your SSL certificate. If you have a Microsoft…

Continue reading »