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Old 05-14-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question Legality OF Using Your Own CA


What's the law of using your own CA cert plus your own server.crt on your own HTTPS box ?

if the box is connected to internet, is it still legal or not ?

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I don't think that there would be any legal problems. A person who connects to your site will receive a warning message that the site uses a self-signed certificate.
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how about the owner of the box, will he/she gets sue ?

will it clash with some big CA like Verisign ?
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You're perfectly ok to sign your own certs, verisign is simply a "trusted authority" said before, the downside is that users will see a security warning when connecting to your system...
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Ehh... why *wouldn't* it be legal??
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just curious.

Thanx for all the replies
Old 05-18-2005, 04:51 PM   #7
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I don't see whats wrong with it as long as you don't claim to be ebay or some credit card company... If you did that I'm sure you would get sued.


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