SSL certificate management/storage

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sun Feb 6 00:29:42 UTC 2005

> > Could be a problem to assume this, as self-signed certificates does not
> > require a CA - that'll pick some bucks from you to sign your
> > certificates - and it's sure self-signed certificates will be hanging
> > around for a while, because they're cheaper than CA signed ones.
> Absolutely -- I use pop3s (and a self-signed ssl cert) for my employees'
> email, and I'm sure not going to tithe anually to Verisign or whoever
> merely to avoid a one-time warning dialog for my dozen users.  I'm sure
> lots of other small companies feel the same way.

I use certificates, and while they have the
same problems at the moment with a one time warning dialog eventually
they may get included with the browsers etc. I use them for https,
smtps, imaps and pop3s.


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