Thawte Intermediate CAs – SSL Web Server EV

Thawte SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of Intermediate CA certificates to be fully trusted in all browsers. Depending on your product type you will need the Thawte intermediate listed below. Your product type is listed in the beginning of your email as specified during enrollment. Alternately you can find your product type within your enrollment portal. To download your Intermediate CAs certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Thawte certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or […]

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What Certificate Authorities Do & How Their SSL Certificate Security is Enforced.

  There has been a lot of misleading information flying around within the security industry and various tech blogs regarding Certificate Authorities (CA), Security, and the function of SSL Certificates. Lots of finger pointing with no foundation of knowledge on who does what. The confusion is how encryption keypairs work, controlled, and managed, vs what Certificate Authorities (CA) actually do when they issue their different certificate products, and how browsers enforce the security behind SSL Certificates. Security is not all in the hands of the Certificate Authorities (CA). It all started with a CA named VeriSign. What/Who Are The Certificate Authorities? VeriSign headquartered in Virginia became one of the world’s first and biggest CA, providing third party authentication of public […]

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Symantec Intermediate CAs Secure Site EV & Secure Site Pro EV

Symantec SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of Intermediate CA certificates to be fully trusted in all browsers. Depending on your product type you will need the Symantec intermediate listed below. Your product type is listed in the beginning of your email as specified during enrollment. Alternately you can find your product type within your enrollment portal. To download your Intermediate CAs certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Symantec certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or […]

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What Do The Details of a Digital Certificate Mean?

There is a lot of information that gets added to a digital certificate. The information within these fields under the details of a digital certificate state the parameters from its issuance. Some of these fields are just informational, but sometimes an application can be built around these specific fields. With the standards of the security industry always changing these attributes may change at anytime to comply with CAB Forum requirements. To see the details of a digital certificate just click on the Details tab. Below is a brief run down of each field displayed on a Digital certificate and what them mean. Version: This field describes the version of the encoded certificate. For SSL certificates, the x509 version is 3 […]

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CA|B Forum Passes Ballot 193 – Deprecation of 3 Year SSL Certificates

The CAB Forum (CA Forum) is the governing body that moves the security of the internet with SSL Certificates. The CA/Browser Forum began in 2005 as part of an effort among certification authorities and browser software vendors to provide greater assurance to Internet users about the web sites they visit by leveraging the capabilities of SSL/TLS certificates. The Ballots they pass together are geared to propelling the internet into a more safer environment. What was passed in Ballot 193? Maximum SSL validity period will be restricted to 2 year (825 days / 27 months) effective March 1, 2018. Authentication domain and organization vetting will only be valid for 27 months effective April 22, 2017 What does this mean? Eventually there […]

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Thawte Intermediate CA’s – Code Signing

Thawte SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of an Thawte Intermediate CA certificate to be fully trusted in all operating systems. Typically you should not need to import the Thawte intermediate since it typically gets automatically installed when you pick up your code signing certificate in the same browser used for enrollment. To download your Thawte Intermediate CA certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Thawte certificate product type. Copy (Crtl + c) the contents in the box including the begin to end headings. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or Vi. Save the file with a .txt, .cer, .crt or .pem extension depending on your server type. SSL […]

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Symantec Intermediate CA’s – Code Signing RSA SHA-2

Symantec SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of an Intermediate CA certificate to be fully trusted in all operating systems. Typically you should not need to import the Symantec intermediate since it typically gets automatically installed when you pick up your code signing certificate in the same browser used for enrollment. To download your Intermediate CA certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Symantec certificate product type. Copy (Crtl + c) the contents in the box including the begin to end headings. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or Vi. Save the file with a .txt, .cer, .crt or .pem extension depending on your server type. RSA […]

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