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Display Your Website’s SSL with the Smart SeaL

Boost Confidence with the SSL.com Class Rating and Report SSL Secured Site Seals for Trusted Websites Premium Multi-subdomain SSL Enterprise EV SSL The SSL.com Smart SeaL is a complementary service that establishes trust by declaring your site’s use of SSL.com certificates, and it comes free » Continue Reading.


What is DNS over HTTPS (DoH)?

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) uses the HTTPS protocol for sending and retrieving encrypted DNS queries and responses. The DoH protocol has been published as a proposed standard by the IETF as RFC 8484. DNS queries and responses have historically been sent as plaintext, potentially compromising the privacy of » Continue Reading.


What is a “man in the middle” attack?

In a man in the middle (or MITM) attack, communication between two devices in a computer network is compromised by a third party – the ‘man in the middle’. In a passive MITM attack attackers ‘tap’ the communication, capturing information in transit without changing it. If attackers attempt to to modify or tamper with » Continue Reading.


Troubleshooting SSL/TLS Browser Errors and Warnings

It’s all too common to encounter browser error messages like this when accessing websites: These messages typically begin with a bold headline stating that Your connection is not private or Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead. These messages can be frustrating for users and website owners, » Continue Reading.


Pregenerated API Calls to Automate Certificate Management

SSL’s RESTful SWS API simplifies automation of certificate issuance and lifecycle. To make things even simpler, you can retrieve preformatted API strings from your SSL.com account portal, allowing you to easily access a variety of API calls from your command line and/or scripts. This how-to will walk you through » Continue Reading.


Installing an SSL/TLS Certificate in Plesk

This how-to will walk you through installing an SSL/TLS certificate in Plesk. These instructions were generated and tested using Plesk Onyx 17.8 Web Pro edition. Note: Before you install a certificate, you will first need to generate a certificate signing request (CSR) and submit it to SSL.com for » Continue Reading.


Generate a CSR in Plesk

This how-to will walk you through generating a certificate signing request (CSR) in Plesk. These instructions were generated and tested using Plesk Onyx 17.8 Web Pro edition. 1. Navigate to the domain you would like to generate a certificate to protect, then click the SSL/TLS Certificates » Continue Reading.


How to Install OV Code Signing Certifcates

This how-to will walk you through installing an organization validated (OV) code signing certificate purchased from SSL.com on Windows 10. For information on ordering and retrieving OV code signing certificates prior to installation, please check our how-to. Note: These instructions apply only to OV certificates. » Continue Reading.


Using Your Code Signing Certificate

This how-to will walk you through using your SSL.com OV or EV code signing certificate with Microsoft’s SignTool and SSL.com’s SSL Manager. These instructions assume that your OV code signing certificate has been installed, or your EV certificate has been activated. Note: remember that for » Continue Reading.


Approve SSL Manager

A new installation of SSL Manager must be approved from within your SSL.com account portal before it can be used with your SSL.com account. This how-to will work you through the simple steps necessary to accomplish this task.   1. After installing and launching SSL Manager, choose » Continue Reading.