Using a Code Signing certificate with Google Cloud HSM

Certificate authorities have recently raised key storage standards for code signing certificates, requiring that the private key of a certificate be stored either on a physical USB token or on a compliant hardware security module (HSM). Starting June 1, 2023, all code signing certificates will no longer be issued as downloadable pfx files. This change…

Why did sites with free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates stop working?

If you are using outdated devices or outdated software, you can observe an error on your site that it’s not secure, even though the certificate was installed successfully. This is caused by an expired DST Root CA X3 root certificate On September 30, the DST Root CA X3 certificate expired, that verified the security of…

SSL from Cloudflare

If you use the cloudflare service to proxy traffic to your site and protect against ddos attacks, you can use their SSL certificates. To do this, log in to the cloudflare control panel and go to SSL/TLS Here are 4 options for using an SSL certificate: Off – Off. Flexible – encrypts traffic between the…

How do I install a free Let’s Encrypt certificate for my site?

To install the free Let’s Encrypt certificate: Log in to the control panel at https://ваш_домен:2222 In the Account Management section, select the SSL certificates subsection. Go to the Free and Automatic Certificate from Let’s Encrypt tab, and click Save at the bottom of the table. After the certificate has been issued, a message should appear…

SSL Certificate Subscription

Subscription allows you to purchase a certificate for up to 5 years by paying for your order in one payment, without annual fees. For most certificates – the validity of the certificate is limited to one year. To renew the certificate, you have to re-issue it. Subscription – automates this process. Paying for a certificate…

SSL certificates for several years.

Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox browsers, as of September 1, 2020, no longer support multi-year SSL certificates. Multi-year certificates are those that are more than 398 days old. Browser developers assure that this is done to improve security. For users who are used to buying multi-year certificates, certification authorities offer to subscribe for long-term…

The problem with Sectigo certificates after May 30, 2020 and the solution method

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, one of the intermediate CA certificates for popular SSL/TLS certificates from vendor Sectigo (formerly Comodo) expired. For current versions of browsers nothing has changed, but most of the automations and the old browsers / OS began to give errors. There are two solutions to this problem: 1) Reissue the certificate….

Comodo Personal Authentication Certificate (CPAC) issuance process

Comodo Personal Authentication certificate for signing and encrypting emails. You can order such a certificate through the website or personal account. After placing and paying for your order in our personal cabinet – fill out a form on the Comodo website and tell us your order number, which you will receive at the last step.Important:…

How to install a free Lets Encrypt certificate on hosting

You can install a free certificate from Lets Encrypt directly in the control panel of Directadmin hosting, section SSL Certificates. In this section, select the option: “Free and automatic certificates from Let’s Encrypt“, then fill in all the fields in order.All fields should be filled in English letters (Latin alphabet)– Field Common name (domain) –…

Description of SSL certificate validation process

Every day we get a lot of questions about validation procedure for different SSL certificates. Therefore, we have prepared detailed instructions on how to pass the validation for issuing SSL certificates with domain validation, organization or extended validation. Certificate validation process with domain validation (DV) SSL certificates with domain validation are issued the fastest. Usually…