A Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) is a type of SAN (also known as multi domain) SSL/TLS certificate. A UCC lists a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) as a common name on the certificate. Each additional domain is listed as a SAN. This is different from a typical SAN certificate, where every single domain is listed […]
Can an individual acquire an SSL/TLS certificate?
An individual not associated with an organization nor a sole trader can have an SSL certificate issued to their domain/s. For instance, an individual’s blog will most often not be connected to an organization, thus requiring a non-organizational SSL certificate. It is important to understand which type of SSL certificates qualify as such. SSL certificate […]
Private key – what is it and what does it do?
What is a Private Key? A private key is a piece of code created alongside your Certificate Signing Request (CSR). These are generated on your server or other generation tool. After that, CSR is then used to create your SSL Certificate, otherwise known as the public key. These keys work together to encrypt and decrypt […]
Why you should renew your SSL/TLS Certificate early
Recently, popular business and employment service LinkedIn allowed one of their SSL/TLS certificates to expire before renewing. This left users with a certificate error when navigating around LinkedIn posts. Causing much user confusion, it quickly became the object of Tweets and online articles. Though brief, the certificate downtime clearly caused negative publicity for LinkedIn, a […]
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 […]