Domain Control Validation (DCV) must be completed before an SSL/TLS certificate can be issued. This proves to the issuing Certificate Authority (CA) that the individual applying for the SSL/TLS certificate has control over the domain they are securing. An email to a WHOIS registered email address is a common way of doing so. Approver email […]
Trustico’s SSL/TLS tools: how to guide
Trustico’s SSL/TLS tools are publicly available for use by customers and Resellers for testing and development purposes, as well as for those without access to a server or web hosting panel to generate a CSR on. CSR & Private Key Generator A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) is an encoded text file containing information about the […]
Understanding SAN certificates
A SAN certificate is an SSL/TLS certificate which hosts multiple domains and subdomains on the single certificate. It is often called a Multi Domain certificate. They are used for a number of reasons; from server limitations to sheer convenience. What is a SAN? To better understand what a SAN SSL/TLS certificate is, we will need […]
How do I find my Private Key (RSA Key)?
What is a Private Key? A Private Key is one part of a pair of keys used for text encryption and decryption, the other being the public key (the SSL/TLS certificate). With SSL/TLS certificates, incoming and outgoing information goes through the public key and is encrypted into nonsensical code. The public key is viewable and […]
Understanding Wildcard SSL Certificates
Understanding a domain & subdomain To better understand what a Wildcard SSL certificate is, we will need to understand the difference between a domain & subdomain. A domain is a website address. An example is “trustico.com”; this will point you to Trustico’s website without needing to type in its IP address. To create a website, […]
How To Use Issuance Insurance – Reissue An SSL Certificate
Issuance Insurance is the ability to reissue your certificate an unlimited amount of times, completely free of charge. Your SSL Certificate will be reissued with any existing validity that is remaining. Although Issuance Insurance comes free with most of the certificates at Trustico®, you need to ensure your product includes Issuance Insurance otherwise you will […]
What is a Top-Level Domain (TLD)? TLD’s Explained
The Top-level domain (TLD) refers to the last segment of a Fully Qualified Domain Name, or the part that follows immediately after the “dot” symbol. The TLD specifies the domain at the highest level in the tree hierarchy of the Domain Name System and is required for a domain name to be “Fully Qualified”. You […]
What Is Malware? Virus, Trojan, Ransomware. Whats The Difference?
Malware Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer systems, gather sensitive data, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s the term computer virus was more commonly used however as of late the term Malware has been coined as a broad […]
What Is An Intermediate Certificate?
An intermediate certificate is a subordinate certificate issued by the trusted root certificate authority and provided to certificate providers to give them the authority to issue end-entity (SSL) server certificates. The result is a certificate chain that begins at the trusted root CA, through the intermediate and ending with the SSL certificate issued to you. Such […]
What Is A Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
A CSR or ‘Certificate Signing Request’ is a block of encrypted text sent from an applicant to the certificate authority in order to apply for and generate an SSL certificate or digital signing certificate. It is most commonly generated in a PKCS #10 format. To generate an SSL certificate, a CSR is required. A CSR […]