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CA certificate for self-signed SSL certs

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by wesindc, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. wesindc

    wesindc Guest

    I'm setting up self-signed SSL certificates for several domains. When the site is accessed via HTTPS:// the self-signed certificate the CA Authority is listed as not being trusted. Does Plesk have a default CA Authority certificate to use for self-signed SSL certificates? Running Windows Plesk 7.5.6
  2. gushi

    gushi Guest

    "self-signed" means exactly that -- not signed by a CA.

    Certificates are a bit of a misnomer, actually.

    What a certificate actually is, is a public key, that is then signed by someone else's private key.

    However, a self-signed certifcate is just a public key signed by it's OWN private key.

    You use the "CA Cert" section when using someone like GoDaddy's certificate services, where you need to upload an "intermediate" certificate, since GoDaddy's root cert is not installed in most browsers.

    Since GoDaddy's root cert is actually signed by another organization, in order to have browsers recognize it, you have to pass the intermediate cert down the line.