Knowledgebase: Account Management
SSL Certificates
Posted by ZoneEdit Support, Last modified by ZoneEdit Support on 07 May 2019 07:57 PM
ZoneEdit now offers SSL certificates from RapidSSL. 

Before deciding on what certificate to purchase, please strongly consider the types of validation methods that are required to secure a certificate.

Domain Validated (DV): Inexpensive and very quick to get issued. For those looking for encryption, this protection is recommended for internal use, personal & hobby sites and small forums that have logins, forms or other non-transactional data. DV certs really shouldn’t be used for commercial purposes. Validation is done only through the domain’s Whois record. Will display a padlock and HTTPS.

Organisation Validated (OV): Affordable protection for small businesses to display trust. Recommended for small to mid-sized business sites where validation of the company is important. Can be used for sites with low-volume eCommerce transactions. Will display a padlock and HTTPS. Validation takes a few days and the organisation is strictly authenticated by the personnel of the Certification Authority [CA] to confirm legitimate business information [using business listings such as Dun & Bradstreet].

Extended Validated (EV): Proven to boost your customer confidence as this is maximum security and trust. Recommended for mid-sized to enterprise sites where visitor confidence is key. A must for trustworthy websites with eCommerce, online banking, and secure customer information. EV Certs are distinguished by the browser displaying the Green Address Bar along with the padlock and HTTPS. Issuance can take a week to go through a rigorous validation process with the Certification Authority [CA].


The following are some helpful resources you may want to refer to:
  • For help generating a CSR [certificate signing request] on your server, please visit this GeoTrust page.
  • For GeoTrust videos on generating a CSR and reissuing & installing certificates on various servers, please visit GeoTrust’s YouTube page.
  • To reissue either a GeoTrust or RapidSSL certificate, please visit the Reissuance Page.
  • For instructions on changing from SHA1 to SHA2, please visit here.
As per new GDPR requirements and the new policy of private whois records, the generic e-mail address will now be used for validation of a certificate. This e-mail address is based on the domain you purchased the certificate for.

admin@domain.com
administrator@domain.com
hostmaster@domain.com
webmaster@domain.com
postmaster@domain.com

All new certificates are automatically logged and Certificate Transparent [CT] compliant – this is to comply with Google Chrome and Apple’s new CT policy.

The following are the SSL certificates ZoneEdit currently offers:

RapidSSL
RapidSSL certificates are an affordable and easy way to secure an internal server, a hobby website or small forum. RapidSSL are very easy to install and include a Site Seal to display on the page. RapidSSL is backed by the GeoTrust infrastructure and includes a $10,000 warranty against mis-issuance.

RapidSSL Certificates are available starting at $24.95 per year. Maximum of 2 years.

Summary:
  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Domain validated DV
  • Mobile friendly
  • Fast issuance and they’re easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Domain control validation, up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • RapidSSL Site Seal
RapidSSL Wildcard
RapidSSL Wildcard certificates are an affordable and easy way to secure an internal server, a hobby website or small forum. RapidSSL Wildcards are to secure all of your subdomains on one certificate. They are backed by the GeoTrust infrastructure and includes a $10,000 warranty.

RapidSSL Certificates are available starting at $159.95 per year. Maximum of 2 years.

Summary:
  • 30 day cancellation period
  • Unlimited subdomains
  • Mobile friendly
  • Fast issuance and they’re easy to install
  • Free reissues
  • Domain control validation DV
  • Up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
  • Compatible with 99% of all browsers
  • RapidSSL Site Seal
To sign up for an SSL certificate, please do the following:

1. Log into your ZoneEdit account
2. Click on the SSL CERTS & TRUST link

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3. Select a (sub)domain from within your account OR enter a (sub)domain thats not in your account
4. Select the type of SSL certificate you'd like
5. Specify your web server, the term, and if you'd like to copy the contact information

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6. Select your generic Approval address, enter the contact information, and enter your CSR

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7. Confirm your order details then click on NEXT

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8. Process the invoice

Once the invoice has been processed, you will receive multiple emails directly from the certificate issuer. The first email will be sent to the generic Approval email address you specified while signing up for the certificate which you will need to action. The second email will be sent to the contact address which will contact the certificate itself along with instructions.
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