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feelexit
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« on: August 06, 2004, 02:07:12 PM »

I build an ecommerce web site. havn't decided which ssl I will use.

my question is  if we can use openssl (which is free) , why even bother to pay for the third party ssl.

whats  the difference between them?  why ppl sitll pay so much for ssl?
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2004, 05:37:12 PM »

OpenSSL is not just a software package that generates key-pairs and signed certificates; it also provides libraries for Web-Servers to be able to handle the https protocol, and much more.

Now, you can use OpenSSL to generate a self-signed certificate that will not be accepted by the user's browser (because you signed it yourself -- you being an unknown and un-trusted Authority) or you can pay for a trusted - by your browser - 3rd party Authority to use a copy of OpenSSL to sign your certificate.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2004, 11:21:09 AM »

thanx you.  I got it now.
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