On Sep 8, 7:24 am, Christian F. [email protected]
Hello anyone used OpenSSL before?
Why do we need to pay for expensive SSL certs when there is OpenSSL
which is provided free? Is there a difference?
I’ve got an ecommerce website, and wondering if OpenSSL is enough?
Your thoughts will be appreciated
Openssl is a library for performing various encryption tasks, so
(other than the fact that it can manipulate them) it hasn’t got much
to do with ssl certs. The problem with a self signed cert (which
openssl can generate for you) or something like a cacert is that most
users won’t have the root certificate on their machine so will see a
‘untrusted certificate’ warning when they visit your site (and of
course this also means that you’re open to a man in the middle type