Do you also offer Class 3 certificates?

Yes, we also offer Class 3  certificates, but we deliberately do not offer them. Read on to find out why: The classification of SSL certificates describes the respective validation and authentication procedures. However, the classes are not standardized in any form, each certificate authority can determine how it classifies them. Even though the term Class […]

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Alternative Validation Procedures:

All domain-validated certificates must be confirmed before they can be issued. The certifier uses a mechanism, the Domain Control Validation (DCV), which ensures that the applicant is in possession or control of the registered domain.   There are basically three different variants of DCV: E-Mail based DCV (standard) You will receive an e-mail to the […]

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When will SHA-1 no longer be accepted?

The statements differ here: Mozilla intends to dispense with SHA-1 certificates from 1 January 2017. Google classifies websites with SHA-1 certificates valid until or after January 1, 2017 as „secure, but with minor errors“ with Chrome version 39, which will be released in November 2014. You can recognize this by the fact that a lock […]

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What will happen to my old encrypted emails when I receive a new S/MIME certificate?

It is important that you retain the expired S/MIME certificate with the corresponding private key. Thus, all e-mails encrypted with this S/MIME certificate and the corresponding private key remain readable for you. If the expired S/MIME certificate or the corresponding private key is deleted, you can no longer read all e-mails encrypted with this certificate […]

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Who is legally obliged to use an e-mail certificate with the RSASSA-PSS signature algorithm?

Since October 2017, all network operators in the electricity and gas industry have been required to digitally encrypt and sign e-mails containing EDIFACT transmission files. EDIFACT files contain, for example, invoice and order information and are sent directly from the ERP system. As these files contain sensitive and personal data, they are strictly confidential. Since […]

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Tip: Using 8192-bit SSL-Certificates under Mac OS

You have purchased an SSL certificate for your website that encrypts with a key length of 8192 bit or more. You often hear from your website visitors that this certificate is not recognized correctly by the browser. As a rule, these are Mac OS users who access your site via Chrome/Chromium or Safari. In fact, […]

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