Ssl certificate


#1

Can anyone tell me which is best either self-signed or VeriSign
certificate ?

cheers,
ashikali


#2

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:28 AM, Ashikali A. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

Can anyone tell me which is best either self-signed or VeriSign
certificate ?

cheers,
ashikali

Hi, can you please explain what you’re trying to do?

-Conrad


#3

Conrad T. wrote:

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:28 AM, Ashikali A. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

Can anyone tell me which is best either self-signed or VeriSign
certificate ?

cheers,
ashikali

Hi, can you please explain what you’re trying to do?

-Conrad
I am going to create https enabled website . Obviously we need ssl
certificate to configure https in appache . I refer following links
instructions .

https://help.ubuntu.com/6.06/ubuntu/serverguide/C/httpd.html

Finally as per the guides in above link . I have configured https
successfully .

I think above link is more than enough to understand my problem .

cheers,
ashikali


#4

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:28 AM, Ashikali A.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Can anyone tell me which is best either self-signed or VeriSign
certificate ?

No. Or to put it another way – “best” in what sense?

A self-signed cert will cause most browsers to present users with an
ominous-sounding warning, but it doesn’t cost anything. Maybe that
isn’t a problem for your user base, maybe it is.

A cert from a recognized Certificate Authority will not prompt those
warnings, but it costs money. Verisign is only one CA, BTW, so you
might look at others to compare pricing.

FWIW,

Hassan S. ------------------------ removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#5

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Ashikali A.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Actually the case is , my client will not interact with webserver using
browser . They will send https request via programming languages like
ruby , c sharp …etc . Here do I need any third party certificates for
security ? .

A self-signed cert will be fine then, as long as the client gets a copy
so it recognizes it as trusted. Obviously the details of that depend
on the client implementation.

Mr. Hassan where are you from ?

San Jose CA :slight_smile:

HTH,

Hassan S. ------------------------ removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#6

Hassan S. wrote:

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:28 AM, Ashikali A.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Can anyone tell me which is best �either �self-signed or VeriSign
certificate ?

No. Or to put it another way – “best” in what sense?

A self-signed cert will cause most browsers to present users with an
ominous-sounding warning, but it doesn’t cost anything. Maybe that
isn’t a problem for your user base, maybe it is.

A cert from a recognized Certificate Authority will not prompt those
warnings, but it costs money. Verisign is only one CA, BTW, so you
might look at others to compare pricing.

FWIW,

Hassan S. ------------------------ removed_email_address@domain.invalid

Actually the case is , my client will not interact with webserver using
browser . They will send https request via programming languages like
ruby , c sharp …etc . Here do I need any third party certificates for
security ? .

cheers ,
ashikali

Mr. Hassan where are you from ?


#7

Hi,

Please explain , what you trying to say ?