SSL Support

Your first stop in SSL support shouldn’t be going to the certificate authority or the server vender. SSL Support Desk strives to address the in depth questions that people, server administrators, business representatives and even students may have regarding SSL certificates, key pair creation, Encryption, Malware Vulnerability scanning, etc. 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. This site puts it in a matter that is easy to follow and clear to the point. Many certificate authorities may have their own SSL support knowledge base that can answer some of the technical questions the community may have, but getting […]

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Troubleshooting: Ciphers, Protocols, or SSL with Qualys SSL Labs – SSL Checker

There are many SSL checkers out there which are used to check the validity and installation of a websites SSL Certificate. Majority of these checkers may vary on the information that they display or may have limitations, as they only perform their function as programmed. Aside from using an SSL Checker tool there is always the manual way of using your browser to check proper installations. If you would like to learn how to check using a browser SSLSupportDesk features such an article Troubleshooting: Checking SSL installation with a browser. Some SSL Checkers are extremely advanced and will not only check the validity of a SSL certificate, but can also point out flaws in a server’s configuration or software.  Qualys […]

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Microsoft Exchange 2013 – 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. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. 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 Exchange 2013 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected IIS you will receive a pkcs#7/.p7b version of your […]

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Microsoft Lync 2013 – 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. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. 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 Windows Lync 2013 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up  your SSL Certificate: If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected IIS you will receive a […]

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Windows Azure – 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. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. Majority of Azure clients create this keypair from a Windows IIS system. They would install the certificate back into the IIS system, Export and Import it into their Azure Account. We will assume that this is the case and the original system. If you already […]

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Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 – 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. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. 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 Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7 and 7.5 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected Microsoft you will […]

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Total Website Security for Total Confidence

Symantec™ Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates can be a key factor in helping increase customer confidence during online business transactions. More confidence can mean more conversions for customers with EV SSL certificates.   Extended validation (EV) SSL assures users that your site is secure and your identity has been authenticated to the industry’s highest standards. Features Extended validation triggers the green address bar, giving customers the confidence to transact Supports 2 encryption algorithms, RSA, DSA within the same SSL certificate SGC to provide step-up protection for visitors who use older browsers The Norton Secured Seal, the most recognized trust mark on the Internet Weekly website vulnerability assessment Daily website malware scan Data protection up to 256-bit encryption with 40-bit minimum […]

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