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Old 12-17-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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best way to get a CA

What is the best way to obtain a ssl certificate? I have a small business and paying hundreds of dollars online is something I'd rather not do if I could help it.
Old 12-17-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the world of SSL... Verisign are really proud of themselves for sure. GeoTrust is a cheaper alternative. FreeSSL is cheaper still, and while I have a relative who uses FreeSSL, I personally have no experience with them.
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There's nothing to stop you from signing your own certificate, but any sanely designed Web browser will warn the user about the cert not being signed by a trusted authority (if you don't mind that it's OK). Unfortunately, to get a cery from a trusted authority, you need to follow sigsegv's post and prepare to open the pocketbook.

Here's a hint, you can self-sign certs on servers you use internally, and only shell out for servers your customers interact with. Depending on your setup, this may save you some money.
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Go to You can get free SSL certificates.


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