Is SSL Needed?

Hi everybody,



I just wanted to ask, is SSL necessary or is there specific payment gateways which require SSL.



As I use the payment gateways such as Paypal, 2CO, google checkout, why would I need SSL when transactions go through them?



Thanks

  1. Customer Trust
  2. Ensuring customers personal information is kepot secure during transactions between themselves and the server

Hi I’m looking into this. One of the Admins pointed me to this site www.discountwebcerts.com.

that looks very cheap deano1, thanks for that. you can let us know in detail if you purchase any of the service.

[quote name=‘deano1’]Hi I’m looking into this. One of the Admins pointed me to this site www.discountwebcerts.com.[/QUOTE]



GoDaddy is reselling Comodo SSL certs for $14.95 yr.



:rolleyes: Perhaps my next purchase

one more question everybody,



some websites, when you visit them it asks to accept the Security Certificate to get into secure connection.



but some websites get into https mode without asking for any authorization. Can anybody tell me how this is done?



Thanks

i think this is the explanation for that…



Your browser come “preconfigured” with known “authorities” for SSL Encryption.

If the authority (the ssl you choose for your site) is not on the preconfigured list for the browser, it will ask you if you want to install it.

As best I know, “most” of the larger issuing authorities are preconfigured and automatically updated in the users browser.



If this explanation is incorrect, maybe someone more knowledgeable in this area could chime in, but I think I am close.

[quote name=‘dalgic’]one more question everybody,



some websites, when you visit them it asks to accept the Security Certificate to get into secure connection.



but some websites get into https mode without asking for any authorization. Can anybody tell me how this is done?



Thanks[/QUOTE]



MikeFold is correct about one possible reason that will sometimes happen. Another possibility is that the certificate the site is using is invalid or self signed.



This will also sometimes occur with a site using a valid certificate but linking incorrectly. https://yoursite.com is different than https://www.yoursite.com where SSL is concerned. If a standard certificate is purchased for yoursite.com it will be invalid for www.yoursite.com and also produce that warning. Wildcard certificates will cover both variations however cost much more money.

So for example if I purchase,



[url]Buy Wildcard SSL Certificates & Multi-Domain SSL | RapidSSL



RapidSSL Wildcard SSL Certificate, I wouldnt have this problem?



Thank you for your answers

Rapid SSL should be ok…