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Stupid SSL Question for Hosting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wzd, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. wzd

    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I've gut a stupid SSL question - Basically in order to secure the server we've made all Cpanel logins and WHM logins https://

    This means that we're having lots of clients who are complaining about certificate errors:
    The clients generally get very confused when they see a certificate they dont know about and are unsure of what to do... Other clients dont seem to be able to access HTTPS Cpanel at all possible due to this certificate problem

    MSIE Error is:


    - The security certificate was issued by a company you have chosen not to trust. View the certificate to determine whether you want to trust the certifying authority

    - The security certificate date is valid

    - The name on the certificate is invalid or does not match the name on the site

    Do you want to proceed?

    Firefox error is similar except it gives options to temporarily accept certificate, permanently accept and to reject it. :eek:

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    Basically what i want to know is what SSL certificate do i need to buy in order for anyone who visits any of the domains on the server https://www.example.com/cpanel to not have to go through installing the certificate (as what happens when you visit a secure site such as a bank) :confused:

    Do the certificates work on domains only or IP's? (All of the domains on our server are virtual and all point to the same IP that of the server) :confused:

    http://www.thawte.com/ssl-digital-certificates/ssl123/index.html
    I'm hoping i can get away with buying a TurboSSL $9.99 certificate :(

    Thanks for the help all
     
  2. david510

    david510 Well-Known Member

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    Install the intermediate certificate you got with the original certificate. Also make sure you have installed the certificate for the correct domain name, ie if you have purchased the SSL for www.domain.com you should install it on the server for www.domain.com itself and not for domain.com (ie without www). And of course the domain.com needs the dedicated IP.
     
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    David... I don't think he has purchased a certificate yet. I am interested in this also. I have the same concerns.
     
  4. wzd

    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Here seems to be quite a few decent certificate options: :)

    https://registerfly.com/ssl/

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    Additionally this thread seems to provide some very haphazard information :mad: regarding the installation

    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=63178

    I can figure out the installation myself but which certificate to buy?
    Some of them are going for like $900 and others for $10 and they all look the same to me :)
     
  5. wzd

    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bruce,

    Yeah the thing is - I've read up other posts and it seems that it's possible to buy a "chained" or a "Shared" SSL Certificate which will allow all users to use https:// for cpanel / webmail /whm and so forth...

    To make it brief i'd like to know what certificate to buy and how to install it step by step in order for every single user and domain hosted on our server to be able to use https:// for cpanel and webmail without having to go through the trouble of accepting and installing unsigned certificates...

    I'm still reading up and i'll keep this thread updated with whatever i find out

    Marko
     
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