To increase the security of my web, I realize to secure it with certificates and start using the HTTPS protocol.
I have found the Certification Authority CAcert, which issue free certificates - if some conditions are met.
A small problem arises.
The CAcert root certificates are not included to "well known" root certificates delivered in mainstream web browsers (Firefox, Opera, IE, Chrome, and others). It really means, that your browser will warn you (unnecessarily!), whenever you will visit my website.
But you may add CAcert root certificates into your browser.
My website will be available with no warning after this one-off operation.
Here is some information about the CAcert Certification Authority. This information may help you with your decision:
CAcert.org is a community driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free.
CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically with the X.509 family of standards. We have compiled a document base (Wiki) that has helpful hints and tips on setting up encryption with common software, and general information about Public Key Infrastructures (PKI).
For the enthusiast looking to dip their toe in the water, we have an easy way of obtaining certificates you can use with your email program. You can use these not only to encrypt, but to prove to your friends and family that your email really does come from you.
For administrators looking to protect the services they offer, we provide host and wild card certificates which you can issue almost immediately. Not only can you use these to protect websites, but also POP3, SMTP and IMAP connections, to list but a few. Unlike other certificate authorities, we don't limit the strength of the certificates, or the use of wild card certificates. Everyone should have the right to security and to protect their privacy, not just those looking to run ecommerce sites.
If you're extremely serious about encryption, you can join CAcert's Assurance Programme and Web of Trust. This allows you to have your identity verified to obtain added benefits, including longer length certificates and the ability to include your name on email certificates.
CAcert Inc. is a non-profit association, incorporated in New South Wales, Australia.
The purpose of certificates and why to use them
CAcert Wiki FAQ about CAcert.org, certificates, assurance, arbitry, and more topics.
The page for download, check, and installation of the CAcert root certificates.
Now finally: - link to the ALKAS website!
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