Browsers and Certificate Validation

SUMMARY: Browsers are increasing in complexity every year. Even though most people use a browser every day, few know how browsers really work under the hood. This includes really important stuff, such as how browsers know an HTTPS server can be trusted. Read on for » Continue Reading.

Install SSL Certificate on NGINX

  Installing an SSL Certificate on the modern (> 0.7.14) nginx platform is quite easy. Locate the server block for your website. Add a listen directive for your secure port and add the ssl Add the ssl_certificate directive; the parameter is the full path to » Continue Reading.

Does the Basic SSL Certificate work with subdomains?

Yes,’s Basic SSL certificate does work with subdomains.  You may select one Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) to protect with your Basic SSL certificate.  This FQDN may be either a root domain (for example, or a subdomain (i.e., Whichever you choose, we’ll » Continue Reading.

The Juniper Backdoor: a Summary

AN OUT-OF-CYCLE SECURITY ADVISORY On December 17, 2015, Juniper Networks released an “out-of-cycle security advisory” notifying users of their ScreenOS software that two serious issues needed immediate patching. ScreenOS is used in Juniper’s Netscreen enterprise firewalls, which are touted as having comprehensive and integrated security » Continue Reading.

An Overview of SSL on Microsoft Azure

SSL on Microsoft Azure Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services including analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web. There are only a handful of Azure services that currently allow custom SSL Certificates to be installed. Those currently are: Azure » Continue Reading.

Upgrade a Certificate from SHA-1 to SHA-2

SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash function – an important component of the process that the SSL protocol uses to protect your data. Although SSL certificates using SHA-1 are currently secure, the pace of technological change means that it could be vulnerable in the near future. For » Continue Reading. Root Certificates

The lists below display the path of trust from the root certificate, through the required intermediate certificates (if any) to the server certificate (which is the certificate you purchased from for each product we offer.

Fix Warnings of Non-SSL Elements on Your Site

  Browser Mixed-Content Warnings Why Am I Seeing This Warning? Mixed Passive Content Mixed Active Content Fixing Mixed Content Warning Browser Mixed-Content Warnings Visitors to sites protected by SSL expect (and deserve) seamless protection. When a site doesn’t fully protect all content, a browser will display » Continue Reading.