Is a combination of an S/MIME-Certificate and an SSL/TLS-Certificate currently in existence?

A combination of an S/MIME-Certificate and an SSL/TLS-Certificate doesn’t exist for the reason that they serve drastically different purposes. An S/MIME-Certificate secures the encrypted conversation via e-mail. Therefore it prevents an involuntary flow of information to third parties and secures the electronic correspondence with customers and business partners. An SSL/TLS-Certificate encrypts the transport path between […]

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What are advantages of S/MIME compared to PGP?

The advantage of S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) in comparison with PGP is mainly that S/MIME-Certificates are usually handed out by well-known Certification Authorities (CAs) which also sell SSL/TLS-Certificates. This encourages reliance severely. In contrast, PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) relies on private keys. Those are generated while the e-mail-address is installed and therefore have to […]

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Who is the validation call with, if necessary?

The validation call is only made by GlobalSign and Comodo. These two CAs contact the certificate holder by telephone. It should be noted that only the telephone number that is visible in a public register (e.g. the local one) is called. For further questions please contact our support team at +49 661 480 276 10.

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Is it possible to create an SSL/TLS certificate by myself?

Yes, you can create an SSL/TLS certificate yourself. These are then the so-called self-signed certificates. These self-signed certificates can be issued independently. The disadvantage is that the certificates are marked as „not trustworthy“ in the browser, because your own root certificates are not stored in the browser. Thus, a self-created SSL/TLS certificate is in fact […]

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Are SSL/TLS certificates suitable for all browsers?

Yes, our SSL/TLS certificates are supported by all common browsers. In the respective product description you can check whether your desired SSL/TLS certificate is also supported by your favourite browser. Furthermore, you should also pay attention to the correct algorithm (e.g. ECC and DSA are not supported by all operating systems/browsers). It is important that […]

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