Weblog entry #228 for Steve

We have SSL
Posted by Steve on Tue 21 May 2013 at 21:15
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We've had a self-signed SSL certificate for some time now (four years?) but it was self-signed and thus untrusted by most browsers.

Thanks to a kind donation by dkg we now have a "real" SSL certificate, valid for the next five years.

Installation was carried out in a rush, but I'll do it properly shortly. Any problems shout at me.

Thanks again, Daniel.

Update: I've also fixed the site to use a canonical host name, with the www. prefix now being used globally.


Comments on this Entry

Posted by Anonymous (82.197.xx.xx) on Tue 21 May 2013 at 23:19
You can get free (1 year) certificates (supported in all browsers) from startssl.com ... Maybe for other sites, or after this one expires.

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Posted by Anonymous (23.16.xx.xx) on Sun 9 Jun 2013 at 15:40
So what you're saying is you now tell clients that someone else they don't know says you are who you say you are. And you paid for the privilege.

The CA system is broken by design in its current formulation of trust, imo.

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