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SSL without certificate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by capoinfra, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. capoinfra

    capoinfra Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I want to browse in my domain with "https" but without ssl certificate installed.

    Is there a way to activate it via cPanel/WHM

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lorio

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    SSL without a installed certificate is not possible.

    The question is if you use a self-signed cert (which can be created via cpanel of every account) or if you want to buy a cert fro a CA which won't bring up the browser self signed alert.
     
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    capoinfra Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Yes I'll install a self-signed cert.

    Thank you.-
     
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    Really? It's not possible?

    A certificate just proves the security. Self signed certs are great testing or private/personal use, not really good for a production environment where many people will go. No certificate does not mean the connection is not secure, browser will just complain because it's not verified thus not trusted...
     
  5. lorio

    lorio Well-Known Member

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    Since we are talking about a SSL conenction in a browser (and not e.g. a SSH connection) I don't see a way to initiate a SSL connection without a cert. As I stated above a selfsigned cert is working too. But a selfsigned cert is still a cert.
     
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    cPanelDon cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst
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    A self-signed certificate still counts as a certificate; without certificates and a level of trust your browser and the server would not be able to negotiate a secure connection via SSL/TLS.
     
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    The information posted by Lorio is precisely on-target and offers an accurate reflection of detail. You may use a (free) self-signed certificate and still take advantage of using SSL/TLS. To avoid having your site visitors manually approve a pop-up warning about a self-signed certificate you may opt to purchase a new certificate signed by a root-trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
     
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