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FSNet
15-12-2002, 02:11 PM
Now we in Scouting need to be more aware of the Data Protection Act, Would ESCOUTS consider supporting a SSL script, this will help us with things like on-line registration for camps/events.

The old ESCOUTS had such a script, would Richard pass this over to you, to support?
This script would advance my site and I am sure others too.

Thanks
Niall Williams
ASNC (Fife)

Bloory
15-12-2002, 03:18 PM
Niall,

You are right, the old Donhost server had a security scertificate installed. I think that came with the package - I'm not entirely sure how that worked as no verification of the account/certificate was made.

To buy a certificate costs a couple of 100 dollars, or you can get one from www.freessl.com for $15 per year. I tried one of these for https://www.zouch.com/order, but I get an error most times I use it.

I will buy one for Escouts soon, but it will work something like:

https://www.escouts.org.uk/~username

Perhaps people could give thier suggestions?

(I think one option may be self-certified certificates, which we can do freely, but are of little value, because the costs are for validation of the site normally).

Matt
16-12-2002, 06:43 PM
the problem with paying for a cheap SSL certificate is that the root domain is often not trusted. The big companies - Verisign & Thwate are well-recognised, but then they have the price tag to match....

Bloory
16-12-2002, 08:22 PM
THis is true Matt, although chainedssl.com cliams 90% acceptance :~

Bloory
29-12-2002, 09:41 AM
OK, an update here:

We are awaiting ths setup of a certificate on http://support.escouts.org.uk/. If this is successful, we will install a further certificate on www.escouts.org.uk, which means that (once I've finished these blooming transfers) everyone can use the certificate at https://www.escouts.org.uk/~username.

If you have your own domain and would like a certificate you will need a dedicated IP address. These need to be obtained through me and we can talk about how to recompense me individually :mrgreen::thumbsup:

That's another $50 spent by me :eek:

Jon

Bloory
02-01-2003, 07:14 AM
To buy a certificate costs a couple of 100 dollars, or you can get one from www.freessl.com for $15 per year. I tried one of these for https://www.zouch.com/order, but I get an error most times I use it.

This is because I instaled it wrongy :P

Please see:- http://www.escouts.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=266