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  • Changing from http to https. Please help.

    Hi guys,
    I am thinking about changing my website domain from http to https. I donít have much knowledge about the technical things. I read few blogs about this and found that an SSL certificate is required for the this process. Do anyone here have knowledge about this? Is there any specific criteria for owning an SSL certificate? Or should I consult with any information security firms like http://nci.ca? Looking forward to get some advice.

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    Is there any specific criteria for owning an SSL certificate?
    No you can make your own self-signed one if you want. If you generate your own you will only be able to get the grey padlock and the browser will give you an error message saying your connection to this site isn't secure. It is a gimmick to force people to buy ssl certs they haven't given people the option of creating a green ssl cert. By they I mean the browser vendors microsoft, google and mozilla.

    I am thinking about changing my website domain from http to https. I don’t have much knowledge about the technical things
    In order to view your site via https in a browser you must have a server with an installed ssl certificate which is at the very least self-signed. A.k.a generated by you in a program called openssl.

    Do anyone here have knowledge about this?
    In order to generate green padlock ssl certificates or trusted ssl certificates you must be a trusted certificate authority or root ca. In order to become a root ca you need to be on a list like this https://mozillacaprogram.secure.forc...tificateReport
    you can put yourself on your own browser's list which gives you a green padlock for a self-signed cert. Basically your browser vendor gives you their browser with their trusted CA list preinstalled so unless you can get yourself on everybody's list you can't generate your own SSL cert. In the end it is all about money not security. Various governments have given out about it though and had their name put on the list aka netherlands, france, japan and china etc
    Last edited by fiveworlds; 03-01-2016, 06:54 PM.

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