I need to have a valid SSL certificate, by valid I mean not self signed. I don’t want my customers to have to deal with the ‘exception’.
How much does it cost? I’m bit lost because I checked on Verisign and it costs around ~1000$ while I can find others from 30$.
Any ideas? By the way I’m currently located in France, if that matters.
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The value of the certificate comes mostly from the trust of the internet users in the issuer of the certificate. To that end, Verisign is tough to beat. A certificate says to the client that you are who you say you are, and the issuer has verified that to be true.
You can get a free SSL certificate signed, for example, by StartSSL. This is an improvement on self-signed certificates, because your end-users would stop getting warning pop-ups informing them of a suspicious certificate on your end. However, the browser bar is not going to turn green when communicating with your site over https, so this solution is not ideal.
The cheapest SSL certificate that turns the bar green will cost you a few hundred dollars, and you would need to go through a process of proving the identity of your company to the issuer of the certificate by submitting relevant documents.
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority made by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). It is sponsored by well-known organisations such as Mozilla, Cisco or Google Chrome. Most modern browsers are compatible.
Let’s Encrypt is in public beta since December 2015, which means everyone can get their certificates for free. The setup will be very easy, you just have to verify that you own the website. Some minutes later, you get your certificate.
There are many clients you can use to install a Let’s Encrypt certificate:
Let’s Encrypt uses the ACME protocol to verify that you control a given domain name and to issue you a certificate. To get a Let’s Encrypt certificate, you’ll need to choose a piece of ACME client software to use. – https://letsencrypt.org/docs/client-options/
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