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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anthony-mmbcom, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Anthony-mmbcom

    Jul 15, 2004
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    We're working on implimenting a user management/payment system to our website that has a signup form. This form has a Credit Card field. We want this to be secured. What we need to know is, do we already have an SSL certificate we can use for this purpose? Cpanel uses https:// on our server, can this certificate be used? If not, do we have to buy a certificate, or can we go with something like openSSL?

    Basically, I have no idea what our status is with SSL and what we need to do, if we need to pay, etc. so that we can take CC# information securely.


    Anthony Ryan

    rCd / Bltd. / Dsix
  2. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2003
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    Self-signed certificates will generate warnings for your visitors that may lead to lost orders and phone calls. I would suggest going with a registered authority.

    Your host may offer you access to a registered certificate on a shared basis with other hosting clients. Besides the fact that a number of hosts do not offer registered shared certificates, a number of people do not like using them because they force you to link to a URL different than You should discuss the matter with your host to find out what they offer.

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