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Website Encryption Question

Discussion in 'Web Development & Web Hosting' started by Jimbooo, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Jimbooo

    Jimbooo Nibble Poster

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    You know when you visit a website, and try and log on somewhere (for example windows live mail) there is a little golden lock that appears in the top right corner of the Internet Explorer browser and the address bar turns green to indicate a secure connection right?

    If I was building a website, would I be able to have this on it? If so, how?
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Yes. The big problem is getting a certificate for the site. You could generate your own, but some people have browser settings to reject such things. Otherwise you pay one of the cert providers, which may not be what you want to do.

    So it will depend on who your intended audience is. And whether you want to spend money!

    Harry.
     
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  3. Jimbooo

    Jimbooo Nibble Poster

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    Are default browser settings to reject these things? Or does it depend on the browser? I'm looking to do it for free.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Not sure - and I suspect it depends on the browser and version. I know Firefox whinges about certs it doesn't know, and IE (I use v6) does too. But I've tightened both of those considerably.

    Others who do web-sites for a living may be along with better info.

    Harry.
     
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  5. thecatsmother

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    I think most browsers, out of the box, will at least warn you if not reject the cert. Is £7.67 per year too expensive? Go Daddy are cheapish anyway, but have a special offer on just now.

    I have no affiliation with them, and haven't yet tried them. I just found this when I was looking into it for myself.
     
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  6. Sparky
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  7. Jimbooo

    Jimbooo Nibble Poster

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    1 year $1,499
    2 year $2,695
    Save over $300

    :hahaha
     
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  8. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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  9. thecatsmother

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    *cough*

    I already provided the link to GoDaddy's special offer ^^^^^^

    *cough*

    :biggrin
     
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  10. Jimbooo

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    Well, thanks for the info guys I'll look into the godaddy one as that's who my domain is with anyway!
     
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