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question about "ssl" issue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ljwhite, May 11, 2006.

  1. ljwhite

    ljwhite Well-Known Member

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    I have many hosted domains on my host server. Now i install oscommerce on one hosted domain(a.com). But i finf there is no ssl certificated on a.com. Now i have installed certificate on my host server. And i know i can not install one ssl certificate on different domains. I know there is an option in whm that i can generate/sign ssl certificate from host server to hosted domain. I want to know:
    1. what is the difference between sign ssl certificate in whm to hosted domain between i buy one ssl certificate from other company?
    2. Is this secure if i sign ssl certificate in whm to hosted domain? If it is secure, what shall i do in whm?
    Many thanks in advance.
     
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    I think I can answer part of your question. A self-signed SSL does not ensure the business is valid, hence anyone can use a self signed SSL whereas a paid for SSL does have some validation abeit not much (just my opinion) but it does have some validation (i.e. email address and usually a voice recording). To run a SSL certificate you need a dedicated IP or it will become a shared certificate. The best thing for a SSL on OsCommerce is to get a dedicated IP, move the site to that IP, buy a SSL certificate for the domain you put on the dedicated IP, install the certificate, then install OsCommerce and install it using the option to have a secure checkout. Good Luck
     
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    Self-signed certificates are secure, but being self-signed, browsers don't recognize them. The problem is, when a customer goes to a secure page using a self-signed certificate, they will get a popup saying the certificate isn't recognized and asking if they want to accept it.
     
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    Thanks for your help! I think i would give this account(a.com) a dedicated IP and then buy a ssl certificate for this account. But how could i give this account a dedicated IP in WHM?
     
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    Account Functions

    Change Site's IP Address
     
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    Thanks for your help. I went to Account Functions->Change Site's IP Address->a.com, I got the below information:
    Current Address: xx.xx.130.245 (main shared ip)
    Current Sub/Parked Domains:

    New Address: xx.xx.130.247


    Warning: Changing a site's ip address may cause it to appear down from some locations until the dns has propgated to all nameservers on the internet.

    Now i want to know if i do not want to use xx.xx.130.247 in the future. Can i change it back to xx.xx.130.245? If i can, what shall i do?
     
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    Just do the same thing again. It'll show the shared IP as an alternative.
     
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    Thanks for your great help. I want to ask you the last question. Is this possible that i buy one kind of ssl certificate that i can install it on different hosted accounts(a.com b.com ...)?So i do not need buy ssl certificate for every domain that need ssl certificate.
     
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    No, it's not possible, unless you have a spare half million lying around. :D Being able to do that would make you the same as your SSL providers! However, a number of suppliers sell SSL really cheaply and you should be able to get good certificates for under $20US. eg: GoDaddy is one of them. I've even heard of specials for US$5 per certificate!
     
    #9 brianoz, May 16, 2006
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