DigiCert Closes Acquisition of Symantec’s Website Security Division.

DigiCert announced on Oct. 31 that is has completed the $950 million acquisition of Symantec’s Website Security and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) business assets related to SSL/TLS certificates. It is now official. DigiCert is now in ownership of Symantec’s Website Security division. The deal was first announced on Aug. 3, with the goal to help improve the PKI infrastructure for Symantec’s certificates, which had been under fire by Google and other web browser vendors. “Today starts an exciting era for the current customers and partners of both Symantec and DigiCert,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill. “For Symantec customers, they can feel assured that they will have continuity in their website security, and that we will provide a smooth transition. Our […]

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Clearing Confusion – TLS & SSL certificates are the same thing.

The term SSL certificate has been used for the purposes of marketing since the creation of the digital certificates.  SSL just like TLS are actually protocols that utilize a digital certificates keypair. A digital certificate keypair by itself  is  nothing more than a place holder of 2048 bits or greater and is needed in order to perform encryption and validation. A protocol is the actual function of encryption that initializes that keypair to start encryption, such as the TLS or SSL Protocols. These protocols are set up and chosen on the server side by a server admin. Since TLS  or SSL  are protocol functions on the server and not pertaining to the digital certificate’s keypair it is uncertain why the industry calls Digital Certificates as SSL Certificates […]

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How to manage your SSL product purchased through Acmetek User Portal

Sometimes depending on the circumstances an organization may have to manage the individual perks of their SSL Product. Doing so will require the following for the SSL certificate in question. Common Name or Order ID. Organizational or Technical Contact’s e-mail address associated with the SSL order. To manage your SSL Order perform the following: Click on the below link to manage the Certificate. The link will open a Symantec Order Specific Page, where you will be asked to enter the following for security purposes. Order ID or the Common Name for the order. Email address (organization or technical). Image number. Click Continue. An e-mail will be sent to the Organizational or Technical Contact’s e-mail address that was specified. Click on the link listed in […]

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How to download your SSL Certificate purchased though Acmetek User Portal

Sometimes depending on the circumstances an organization may have to download their SSL certificate. Doing so will require the following for the SSL certificate in question. Common Name or Order ID. Organizational or Technical Contact’s e-mail address associated with the SSL order. To manage your SSL Order perform the following: Click on the below link to manage the Certificate. The link will open a Symantec Order Specific Page, where you will be asked to enter the following for security purposes. Order ID or the Common Name for the order. Email address (organization or technical). Image number. Click Continue. Click Request Access against the correct order ID. An e-mail will be sent to the Organizational or Technical Contact’s e-mail address that was specified. Click on the […]

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SSL Certificate Support

Your first stop in SSL Certificate Support shouldn’t be going to the certificate authority or the server vender. This site strives to address the questions that people, server administrators, business representatives and even students may have regarding SSL certificates, key pair creation and industry standards. SSL Support Desk wont have you jumping through hoops  in order to get the information you want. SSL Support Desk which is powered by Acmetek, is a technical SSL certificate support center to facilitate top quality support for not only Acmetek customers, but for the technical community as well. SSL Support Desk puts it in a matter that is easy to follow and clear to the point. Many certificate authorities may have their own SSL certificate support […]

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Aruba ClearPass – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To install your SSL certificate on Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) perform the steps below: Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate its Intermediate CA and Root certificate: For a Complete installation of your Server certificate on your Cisco WLC you will need three things. Your Server Certificate, Its Intermediate CA, and its Root Certificate. You will create a master all-certs.pem file that […]

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SSL Terminology (CA,SSL,Malware…)

SSL Terminology is important to understand the basics of SSL Indicators. Certificate Authority (CA): A third party entity that issues digital or SSL certificates. CA/Browser Forum: Governing entity responsible for establishing the standards of digital certificates purchased through CA’s Certificate Signing Request (CSR): A underdeveloped public key that is used to submit to a CA in order to get a SSL certificate. SSL Certificate/Public Key: Security protocol that allows a secure site to communicate privately with the Web browser. Works in conjunction with its unique Private Key. Private Key: A unique single most import part of key encryption. Rests on the server and works in conjunction with its public key to perform encryption. If damage, corrupted, or lost. It must be replaced with a […]

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What happens after I purchase an SSL Certificate?

What happens after I purchase an SSL Certificate? After you purchase the SSL Certificate from Acmetek it takes 10-15 mins to activate the request. Activation of an SSL depends on the type of certificate you have purchased. For all Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate it takes about 10-15 minutes to activate and issue the certificate to use on your website. For all Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificate it takes about 2-3 business days to activate and issue the certificate to use on your website. However you can pre-authenticate with Acmetek Ready Issuance feature. If you choose the ready issuance feature which is free of charge for all Acmetek Customers,  where your organization details are collected at the time of quoting and our Authentication team […]

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