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    Hello everyone,

    I have been using the shared SSL Certificate from 3dcart and am trying to decide if I should purchase my own. What are your thoughts? Do you think it makes a difference?

    If so, what certificate do you recommend? GoDaddy has them as low as $75/year, while most others are hundreds. Obviously my site needs to be secure, but is GeoTrust or Verisign really worth hundreds more than GoDaddy? Am I running a risk with the cheaper ones?


    Thanks!
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  • #2
    send 3dcart an email.
    They have a partnership with an ssl vendor and have pretty good pricing.
    I think your own ssl certificate is better, because it will show your domain name rather than the *.domainname.com wildcard shared certificate.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info! What is your opinion on the cheaper SSL certificates such as GoDaddy?
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      • #4
        Not sure that GoDaddy are cheaper. Maybe they are, but, I always got pretty good pricing from 3dcart.
        It really doesn't matter who issues the certificate. The key here is to not use a "shared" certificate. A certificate issued soley to your specific domain works best. When shared certificates are used, security warnings may appear in certain browsers when redirected to your secure area...

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        • #5
          Hi Mark! Go with Godaddy. You won't get any cheaper pricing than theirs and they are a well known and trusted company. We've been using their ssl (29.99/year) for about 5 years now and are very happy and have never had a problem.

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          • #6
            We too are a very satisfied Go Daddy customer

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            • #7
              how do you get the certificate installed?

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              • #8
                You have to submit a ticket and tech support does it.

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                • #9
                  When using GoDaddy for SSL Certificate, which one are you using? What is really the difference between the Standard and the Deluxe?

                  I know very little in this area. I have always used the shared one that comes with my shopping cart. I don't like it showing .3dcartstores.com though so I would like to get off the shared ssl.

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                  • #10
                    I was wondering the same thing. The logos appear the same to me, so I don't know why one would be better than the other from the customer's standpoint. Is there something we should be worried about as the merchant?
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                    • #11
                      ditto.

                      Does the 30 certificate give you a link to verify?

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                      • #12
                        The logo has changed since we last renewed, and it has a real-time clock with "high assurance SSL" running across. I thought we had the basic one, but maybe their plans have changed (lucky us, we'll have to pay more next time!) It appears that we now have the deluxe version--when a customer clicks on the link this is what they see:

                        This Web site is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. Transactions on the site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption.

                        Identity and Domain Control Verified
                        GoDaddy.com has verified that:

                        1. VeilShop.com controls the domain: www.veilshop.com
                        2. VeilShop.com is registered with a government entity in the country in which it is doing business.

                        Site Name
                        www.veilshop.com

                        Certificate Status
                        Certificate is valid (01/29/2008 - 06/22/2009)

                        Certificate-Holding Entity
                        Company Name: VeilShop.com
                        Division: VeilShop.com
                        Locality: West Chester
                        State: Ohio
                        Country: US

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                        • #13
                          It appears the deluxe gives a little more information. The Standard simply states:

                          This Web site is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. Transactions on the site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption.

                          Domain Control Verified
                          GoDaddy.com has verified that the certificate holder controls the domain: www.yourdomain.com

                          Site Name
                          www.yourdomain.com

                          Certificate Status
                          Certificate is valid (07/11/2008 - 08/19/2010)
                          The deluxe states:

                          This Web site is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. Transactions on the site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption.

                          Identity and Domain Control Verified
                          GoDaddy.com has verified that:

                          YourDomain.com controls the domain: www.yourdomain.com
                          YourDomain.com is registered with a government entity in the country in which it is doing business.

                          Site Name
                          www.YourDomain.com

                          Certificate Status
                          Certificate is valid (01/29/2008 - 06/22/2009)

                          Certificate-Holding Entity
                          Company Name:
                          Division:
                          Locality:
                          State:
                          Country: US
                          So, the deluxe does provide more information for the customer. Not sure if the additional information is worth over 2X the cost/year. I know I personally have never clicked one of the seals to verify the information before placing an order...
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                          • #14
                            dcox,

                            Check the field staff links on your home page. They link to your shared certificate site and cause a security warning.
                            :)

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                            • #15
                              Good catch! Thanks for the heads up. I fixed it!
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