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    Default SSL Step by Step

    Hey everybody. I've been doing a lot of reading, but am very confused with the whole SSL set up. Can somebody post step by step what is required to set up a secure credit card posting page for product purchase.

    I am very comp literate but have 0 knowledge about certificates and secure pages.

    Thanks.

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    Ditto on all of the above. Anyone know a location of a step-by-step?

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    Actually, you can generate and sign your own SSL certificates (certs) using your own instance of apache on your own computer. The problem is that since your installation isn't known by people's web browsers, users will be prompted with 'untrusted domain' (or something like that) message which scares them out of the transaction, even though it's still secure. The solution is to get a cert from a known agency. Verisign is very popular and well known and also expensive. There are some other places with certs for lesser cost.

    I'm in the process of setting up SSL for my domain to accept CC payments.
    I got a SSL cert from certificates.godaddy.com for $30/year, which is a pretty good price. They also let me "re-key" the cert to a new IP or new domain 2 times within the first 30 days, which I have already done because I messed up the first time. Most places charge you once to setup the cert.

    GoDaddy has info here about how to install with cPanel:

    https://certificates.godaddy.com/Cpanel.go

    hope this helps...
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    Dathorn now sells SSL certs. I had a site coming up for renewal and submitted a trouble ticket. They billed my account (I think it's like $45 or $50) and took care of all the setup.

    As for setting up a secure order page, you have to decide what you are going to do with the data from the form once the user submits it. On one of my sites, I use PGP encryption (which is supported via the cpanel) to encrypt the data and send it to me via email PGP encrypted. On my email side, I have a plugin that can decrypt the PGP email.

    I think I have a post here somewhere describing the process and a link to a site that help with some source. It's been over a year since I did it, so it's not "fresh" in my mind.

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    Default SSL Step by Step

    We are having our web application distributed across a number of subdomains on our hosting account. We want a single SSL certificate solution for our web application?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranana_brache View Post
    We are having our web application distributed across a number of subdomains on our hosting account. We want a single SSL certificate solution for our web application?
    I believe they are supported to certain extent see here

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